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Police Protest Lack of Accommodation in Imo


IMO – Scores of officers from the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Imo State police command on Saturday blocked the Owerri/Orlu road in the state capital to protest lack of adequate accommodation.

The operatives who were demonstrating for the second day caused wearisome traffic jam and panic in the area.


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Imo State


The demonstrators wore face masks to hide their identities and set bonfires on the high way while shooting sporadically into the air. Commuters and pedestrians where seen scampering for safety.

Relating their plight to newsmen, one of the policemen said, “we have been pushed out of our quarters on Orlu road by the management of Federal Medical Center, Owerri.”

“To make things worst, our commander supported the act and no alternative place has been provided for us.”

“We moved into this place in 2015 after our quarters in Nekede was marked for renovation. But this base 7 of CTU of Nigeria police Force started operation in this state in 2011.”

“We have done more than enough to ensure safety and security in this state. This is not the best way to treat us considering the kind of work we are doing in this state.”

“As we demonstrate, our families are stranded. Bulldozers are destroying the quarters. Our property, documents, credentials and other personal belonging are outside.”

“We demand better treatment. We are human beings working for the betterment of this country. We should be treated like human beings not like animals.”

The State Command Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikokwu, told correspondents that alternative quarters have been provided for the protesting officers.

The command spokesperson said that the state commissioner of police, Dasuki Galadanchi, had directed the CTU commander to ensure that his subordinates settled in the new accommodations as soon as possible.

Ikokwu added that the protesting operatives failed to understand that the quarters were they were evicted from was not meant to be their permanent quarters.

He assured that the protests would not dissuade the command from combating crimes and making the festive period a crime-free one.

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