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Gunshots In Maiduguri, Borno State As Police Officers Protest Non-Payment Of Salary

Police officers on special duty in Borno state, today, staged a protest in Maiduguri, the state capital, against the non-payment of their allowances.

These officers, deployed to help fight insurgency in the state, are reportedly being owed up to six month allowances.

Taking to the streets on Monday morning, the officers barricaded a major highway in the city and shot into the air.

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The development also led to the disruption of vehicular movements in the area as most commuters avoided the highway.

The aggrieved officers have reportedly not been paid none of their allowances since they were deployed to Borno in January.

They were seen armed and matching towards the command headquarters to report their grievances.

Some of them who spoke to reporters complained of the “inhuman” treatment they have been subjected to since their deployment.

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