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Police Officers Shutdown Adamawa, Protest Non-Payment Of 2 Months Arrears

Police officers numbering over hundred and who do business at the Nigeria Police Force Micro-Finance Bank, on Monday, December 18, hindered business activities in Yola, Adamawa state capital, asking for immediate payment of their two-month salaries.

The infuriated police officers, who were in mufti to avoid being recognised, invaded the bank in the early hours of the day, requesting for money to offset medical bills.

The angry men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) of different ranks, who did not want to be identified, however, pleaded to the Federal Government to intervene in the matter, stating their families were dying of hunger.

When contacted on the matter, the Police Public Relation Officer for Adamawa, Superintendent Othman Abubakar, declined comment, saying he was not in the position to comment on the issue.

On the other hand, the Branch Manager, NPF Micro Finance Bank, Haruna Yusuf, stated that the NPF had not paid in money meant for payment of salaries of the affected policemen, to the bank.Daily Post gathered.

Yusuf stated that the Police Command in the state told him that the money were with the Budget Office, Force Headquarters, Abuja, awaiting approval.

The bank branch manager stated: “I am just from the state Police Headquarters, Yola, where I was informed that the funds meant for payment of the affected policemen are still with the Budget Office of police headquarters in Abuja.

“As soon as the funds are made available to the bank, they will start getting their alert. That is the only information I know about the matter; you can go and verify.”

Police Officers Shutdown Adamawa, Protest Non-Payment Of 2 Months Arrears
Police Officers Shutdown Adamawa, Protest Non-Payment Of 2 Months Arrears
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