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Presidency summons IGP over police protest in Borno

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Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, on Monday met with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja over protest embarked by police personnel in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The police personnel were said to have protested over non-payment of their allowances, a development that made them barricade the command headquarters at Maiduguri-Kano expressway, causing disruption of traffic.

One of protesting policemen who pleaded anonymity said they were angry over non-payment of their allowances in the last six months.

However, the police headquarters on Monday dismissed reports that mobile policemen staged a protest over delay in payment of their allowances.

NAN reports that the Police in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, dismissed the media report, claiming that the policemen only made inquiries on their allowances and salaries before returning to their duty posts.

According to the statement, the delay in payment is due to the late passage of the appropriation act, adding that with its assent by President Buhari, the issue will soon be addressed.

Idris was seen leaving the Villa at about 2pm, he did not speak with journalists at the end of the meeting.

the Presidency was yet to officially react to development as at press time.

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