Tag: protest

Policemen Protest Non-Payment Of Salaries

Some Nigerian Policemen went on the street to protest non-payment of salaries On Wednesday, the police special constabularies in Osun State held a nonviolent protest against the non-payment of 18 months’ wage. The police officers congregated at the Oke-Fia intersection and proceeded through Alekunwodo to the Olaiya neighborhoods of Osogbo, the state capital of Osun. They brandished signs that read, among other things, “Pay us now,” “We’re dying,” “We’re hungry,” “18 months no kobo,” and “Okada riders are sleeping with our wives.” They were dressed in police uniforms. According to some of the demonstrators who spoke to Newsmen, their “women have been taken because they cannot support their families” Despite not being paid, the constabularies claimed they were dedicated to their work. One of the resentful constabularies, Tijani Adewale, claimed that three of his coworkers had died while carrying out their responsibilities. “We lost three persons in Ikire and one in Iree. These people...