Multiple reports today confirm that mobile policemen took to the streets of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to protest six months unpaid allowances. The officers were posted to the state in January to fortify the security of the troubled state which has been bedeviled with Boko Haram insurgency.
The officers, who were fully armed, marched in their hundreds to the Borno State Police Headquarters. The officers subsequently barricaded the highway, shooting sporadically into the air and scaring off motorists. Some of the students and workers had to turn back to their homes as they could not pass through the barricade.