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Buhari’s bodyguards, police set to clash in Abuja

18 August 2016, 10:27

Abuja - The planned protest by the former bodyguards of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja over unpaid allowances have been disrupted by armed policemen, Punch reports.

The Police have deployed mobile policemen to the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Office in Abuja, venue of the planned protest by former bodyguards.

The Spokesperson of the group, Badiru Olabiyi Balogun, said on Thursday, that his group will go ahead with the protest.

He said, “Two truck loads of mobile policemen have been deployed to our campaign office. They said the instruction was that they should not allow us access to the office and that people inside should not be allowed to go out. So, we are meeting there by 9:00am this morning.”

The same group had protested against their “exclusion” by those they described ” as cabals in the government.”

They alleged that apart from the N20 000 they got on two occasions in January and February 2015, “we had never and were never given anything.”

News24 previously reported that the bodyguards of President Muhammadu Buhari, who participated in the 2015 presidential elections, protested against what they feel to be an exclusion by what they referred to as "cabals in the government."

The bodyguards alleged that apart from two payments of N20 000 that they received in January and February 2015, they had not received anything from the government for their services.

Claims were also made by the bodyguards that some actors in the government who were not working for President Buhari, were now reaping where they did not sow and were preventing them access to the president.

In a statement released by their spokesperson, Olabiyi Balogun, the group warned that their continued marginalisation constituted a security threat to the country.

- News 24


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