The Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Service, and the Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps have been heavily deployed around the National Assembly complex, Abuja, over the ongoing protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The NLC and ASUU are currently leading protesters to the National Assembly as operatives of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies lead the way to ensure adequate security of lives and properties.
The police said they were deployed to protect protesters, especially considering the recent security threats by ISWAP to launch massive attacks on strategic places within the FCT.
The police said they are deployed around the National Assembly complex to protect lives and properties, especially as it is no longer news that there are reported threats of impending attacks on the FCT. So, “we’re here to make sure everyone is safe.”
Spokesperson for the Nigeria Police FCT Command, Josephine Adeh, a Deputy Superintendent of POlice said the operatives of the NPF were at the National Assembly to protect the protesters from attack, and also to curb whatever violence that may erupt during the ongoing protest.
Adeh said, “Our officers are there to protect protesters and other citizens. There is no cause for alarm. They’re there to curb whatever violence that may erupt.”
Meanwhile, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, announced that the senate had to go into a closed-door session a few minutes after the protesters stormed the National Assembly complex on Wednessday.
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