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Police, NLC Agree On Peaceful Protest In Abia

Following a meeting on Monday, the Abia State Police Command and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Abia State chapter decided that the NLC members’ protest on Tuesday will be carried out in a nonviolent manner.

The Abia State Police Command reaffirmed throughout the meeting its dedication to guaranteeing the safety of every State resident’s life and property.

A press release issued by the Commissioner of Police’s office and provided to media by ASP Maureen Chinaka, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), stated that the Command had taken the necessary steps to guarantee that the Nigeria Labour Congress’s (NLC) planned peaceful protests on February 27 and 28, 2024, would go off without a hitch.

According to the press release, at the Command’s headquarters in Umuahia, a productive discussion took place between the CP, Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, and a delegation of the NLC, headed by the state’s Abia NLC Chairman, Okoro Ogbonnaya.

The NLC delegation promised the Command that the protests would be nonviolent and that they would cooperate with law enforcement to make sure the demonstrations go off without a hitch in the State, according to the release.

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“The Abia State Police Command’s dedication to guaranteeing the protection of lives and property of all residents of the State is hereby reiterated by the Commissioner of Police.”

In the meantime, a few truckers and civil personnel in the state capital of Abia State, Umuahia, have expressed interest in taking part in the protest, provided that they behave peacefully.

Echere Onuoha, Chukwudi Uzodike, and Gbaruko Olunta, a transporter, were among the civil personnel who claimed to be struggling financially as a result of the soaring cost of food.

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