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BREAKING: Police officers protest non-payment of 18-months salaries

No fewer than 1,056 police constabularies on Saturday protested non-payment of 18 months salaries owed them by the state government.

The special constables staged protest in strategic areas of Ilorin, the state capital like Challenge, Post Office and Ahmadu Bello Way to the state Government House echoing “Kwara State government, pay us our salaries for 18 months.”

Some of the protesters rode on motorcycles carrying three passengers each while others decked in black police uniforms, covered their bodies with leaves and marched along the streets.

The protesters complained that they have not been paid any salary by the state government since the completion of their training in April, 2021.

In its reaction, the state police command said that constabularies were recruited to complement the operation of community policing.

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