While sticking to its words, the Nigeria Labour Congrress (NLC) has kicked off its protest in Kaduna, against the mass sack of teachers in the employment of Kaduna State.
There is a huge deployment of police, military personnel and equipment in Kaduna as the state government attempts to stop a planned labour protest over mass sack of teachers.
The Nigerian Labour Congress has vowed to go ahead with the protest despite warnings from the government.
Early Thursday, as union leaders mobilised their members, some 24 police vans, two armoured cars, 10 special motorcycles and hundreds of police officers and soldiers stationed about 40 meters away from Labour House gate along Independence Way.
Labour leaders gathered with flags and placards and chanted slogans at the gate of NLC building.
“We are ordered by the CP not to allow the protesters to cross Independence way,” one police official said.
“We are restricting them to the premises of Labour House.”
Mukhtar Aliyu, spokesperson of the state police command, said police were also embarking on a “show of force” around major flash points in the metropolis.
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