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Surprise As Police Share Bottle Water, Biscuits To Protesters In Lagos (Video)





The Lagos Police Command, on Tuesday, surprised members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with a bottle of water and biscuit.

Naija News reports that the NLC kicked off its two-day nationwide protests over the prevailing economic hardship in the country.

The protesters began their march at the Ikeja under-bridge in Lagos, while chanting solidarity songs and slogans.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Adegoke Fayoade, and some operatives of the command were on the ground at the nation’s commercial capital to entertain the protesters.

Many protesters were seen rushing for the refreshments being distributed from patrol vehicles by police personnel on the way.

Speaking with reporters, Fayoade said the command provided water and biscuits for protesters so as to avoid anyone collapsing on the way.

He said that the journey was a long distance for protesters trekking, coupled with the hot weather, hence the need for at least the water and biscuits, to give the participants strength for a successful protest.

I provided water and biscuits because I don’t want anyone to collapse on the way. We have to use water to strengthen everybody. That is the least we could do,” he said.

Fayoade, who described the protest as peaceful, said no one was arrested for any violations during the protest.

He said: “The protest went on as agreed with the NLC leadership. We promised them protection and we provided such from the beginning to the end.

“The same protection will be provided on Wednesday and I will be part of the operation.”

The police boss said that the command remained committed to the security of lives and properties in Lagos.

He urged the residents to support the police and other security agencies by providing timely information on crimes.

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Recall that a late-night meeting on Monday between the federal government and NLC ended in a deadlock and was not enough to convince the latter to shelve the nationwide protests.

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