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Workers Protest: 8,000 Policemen Deployed In Kaduna

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Nigeria Police have deployed 8, 000 officers across Kaduna State ahead of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the dismissal  of 36,000 civil servants by Gov Nasir El-Rufai.

Heavily armed security men have been stationed at the NLC headquarters along Independence Way and other strategic areas of the city, with other personnel patrolling the town the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The police and personnel of security agencies were also manned along major streets in the city including Kaduna-Kachia road, Kaduna-Zaria highway and Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

A larghe number of streets in the area have been deserted, with very little vehicular movement as a result of the high presence of security personnel within the town, with few commercial vehicles plying the roads.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba is expected to lead other union members from across the nation to protest the mass sack of workers by the Kadunagovernment.

Initially reacting to the planned protest the police and state government had on Wednesday announced total prohibition on all forms of protests in the state.

Muktar Aliyu, Spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, told NAN that about 8,000 policemen were deployed in the city to stop the scheduled protest and ensure law and order.

“The police will not fold its arms to whatever will disrupt peace and order in the state.

 “We are on top of the situation to ensure maximum protection of lives and property.’’

Ibukun Josephine Bankole is a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_ or ibukunjosephine@naijanews.com.

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