3 August 2012

Nigeria: Terrorist Scare - Kogi Police Fortify Security Amid Traders' Protest

Lokoja — Following increasing spate of bombing of police formation in the Northern part of the country, the Kogi police Command has beefed up security around the State Command Headquarters in Lokoja.

Meanwhile, the development has sparked off protest from some traders and shop owners around the area demanding the immediate dismantling of the road blocks.

The leader of the protesters, Godswill Emenike said since the blockade, their businesses have suffered patronage as people are afraid to cross the road to their shops .

" It is only in this country that Police act with impunity. They don't consider the rights of ordinary citizens. Their approach to security has always been mundane method. They should imbibe modern methods of policing rather than blocking a whole road in the name of securing their station." he said.

He appealed to the commissioner of police to considere the interest of the ordinary Nigerian by dismantling the road blocks which have not only affected their businesses but have caused commuters and motorists plying the road from the eastern part of the country to Abuja and from Abuja to eastern part to be subjected to heavy traffic gridlock at the state police command section of the Ibrahim Babangida Way road since Wednesday.

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