The Presidency on Monday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the reported protest embarked by police personnel in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, on Monday.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the police personnel were said to have protested over non-payment of their monthly salaries and allowances, a development that made them barricaded the command headquarters located on Maiduguri-Kano expressway, causing disruption of traffic
One of protesting policemen who pleaded anonymity said they were angry over non-payment of their allowances in the last six months.
However, the police headquarters on Monday dismissed reports that mobile policemen staged a protest over delay in payment of their allowances.
But, on Monday evening DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the IGP was seen heading towards the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, at the presidential villa, Abuja.
A source at the Presidential villa, who preferred to remain anonymous said that the IGP was in the villa to brief the presidency on the police protest.
NAN also reports that the Police in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, dismissed the media report, claiming that the policemen only made inquiries on their allowances and salaries before returning to their duty posts.
According to the statement, the delay in payment is due to the late passage of the appropriation act, adding that with its assent by President Buhari, the issue will soon be addressed.