NLC Strike: Police Ready To Protect Lives And Property


The Rivers State Police Command has restated its determination to protect lives and  property during the three day warning strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

The commands spokesman, Mr. Akin Fakorede told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in  Port Harcourt on Tuesday that though it was not anticipating any violence during the  strike, it would be on alert and be prepared to deal with any breakdown of law and  order.

He said the command had strengthened its patrol systems  and intelligence basis to  ensure that hoodlums do not capitalize on the strike to cause mayhem.

“The Rivers State Command is well prepared for the challenges   that will arise from  the planned NLC strike.

“We do not expect the strike to degenerate into any act of lawlessness but we are  prepared with adequate strategies to respond should there be any uprising, upheaval,  any protest, any untoward action that will be a fall out of the strike.

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”We have strengthened our patrol systems, we have strengthened our intelligence  basis, we have placed the anti-riot police on full alert and we have made provisions  to protect all key points, vulnerable points and sensitive government  installations,” he said.

Fakorede said the command’s 24 hour patrols were on and its emergency lines opened  for the public and would remain alert for any emergency that might arise during the  strike.

He urged the public to report to the police, suspicious persons or movements that  could lead to breakdown of law and order or cause crime in their areas.

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