Why we distributed water, biscuits to protesters – Lagos police

Nigeria Police policemen

Lagos State Commissioner of Police Adegoke Fayoade on Tuesday said the Command provided water and biscuits for protesters to avoid anyone collapsing on the way.

In a chat with NAN on the sidelines of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest, Fayoade said the journey was a long distance for protesters, coupled with the hot weather, hence the need for at least water and biscuits to give the participants strength.

“I provided water and biscuits because I don’t want anyone to collapse on the way. We have to use water to strengthen everybody. That is the least we could do,” he said.

The police boss, who described the protest as peaceful, said no one was arrested during the protest.

“The protest went on as agreed with the NLC leadership. We promised them protection and we provided such from the beginning to the end.

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“The same protection will be provided on Wednesday and I will be part of the operation,” he said.

Fayoade urged the residents to support the police and other security agencies by providing timely information on crimes.

The NLC slated protests for Tuesday and Wednesday across the country over the high cost of living.

The body claims that the hardship in the country followed the hike in prices of goods and services caused by the removal of fuel subsidy and the free fall of the naira.