Insecurity: Aggrieved policemen boo Gov Matawalle

From Mohamed Dansadau, Guzau

Some aggrieved men of the Nigerian Police have vented out on the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, over allegations of “negligence, abandonment and poor welfare”.

Eyewitness accounts told PRNigeria that the incidence occured at Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, when the Governor visited the mortuary to see the corpses of the 13 police personnel killed by bandits at their formation in Kurar-Mota Village of Bungudu Local Government Area in the State.

“After visiting the patients, most of whom are wounded police officers who survived the attack, the governor moved ahead to the mortuary but was met by hordes of aggressived officers,” the eyewitness recalled.

The police officers subsequently “complained that they called severally for reinforcement but none came to their aid, despite the fact that they operated without enough ammunition.

“The personnel, mostly men of the Mobile Police Force (MOPOL), kept on hurling abusive words on the governor to the extent that one of them attempted to attack him but was held back by his colleagues.

“They further accused the governor of neglecting to provide their allowance for over one year despite the fact that they left their families for long time and no body is taking care of them.

“They said even having access to their salary is a problem as they are mostly in the bush”.

Former Governor of the State, Ahmad Sani Yarima, whom the hospital is named after, had earlier advised the governor not go to the mortuary, for fear he might be attacked.

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