The Nigeria Police Force, has reacted to the recent news making rounds, over the alleged protest by some Police Personnel in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, over non-payment of their special duty allowances.
In a statement signed by the FPRO, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, on Monday afternoon, and sent to Post-Nigeria, the Nigeria Police stated clearly, that there was no such protest.
The statement reads in full:
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to media reports, that Policemen protested in Maiduguri, over non-payment of their Special Duty Allowance.
The Force wishes to categorically state that it is not correct that Police personnel protested in Maiduguri, today, 2nd July, 2018. Some of the Police Mobile Force personnel on Special Duty in Maiduguri, went to the Borno State Police Command Headquarters, on enquiry over the delay in the payment of their special duty allowance, in the early hours of today, and not on protest as reported in some media.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni promptly directed the Commissioner of Police, Borno State, to address and inform them on why there is delay in the payment of their special duty allowance, and also assure them that since the budget has been approved, the allowances will be expeditiously processed and paid without any further delay. They subsequently returned to their duty posts.
Consequently, the IGP has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Police Mobile Force (PMF) to proceed to Maiduguri, Borno State and other States in the North-East, where PMF personnel are deployed on special duty; to lecture and inform them on the efforts being made by the Force to ensure timely payment of special duty and other allowances to police personnel in the North East of the country.
The Police Mobile Force personnel that went on the enquiry are not those attached to Operation Lafiya Dole in the fight against insurgency in the North East but those on the category of visiting Police Mobile Force units deployed in Maiduguri on Crime Prevention and other Police duties in the State.
Members of the Public in Maiduguri, Borno State, are hereby enjoined not to panic, but to go about their lawful duties and other responsibilities without fear or apprehension.
The Nigeria Police Force is a disciplined organisation, and will not allow any situation to degenerate into disturbance of Public Peace anywhere in the country.
Ag. DCP JIMOH O. MOSHOOD,
Force Public Relations Officers,
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