The Nasarawa State Government has directed the state Police command to deploy over 1,000 personnel to guard government facilities in the state.
This is according to the information made available by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Shehu. On Monday while addressing newsmen.
He said: “The police need to protect these properties since the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have declared an indefinite strike in the state since last week Friday.
“Nobody is going to work, so if we did not deploy our men to be on ground and protect these facilities, hoodlums can take advantage of the situation.
He added that: “It is the responsibility of the police and the other law enforcement agencies to guarantee security of lives and properties without being reminded by anybody.”
Mr Shehu explained that the personnel would work round the clock and remain in their places of deployment till the workers called off the strike.
He therefore, enjoined members of the public to be vigilant and report suspicious movements of people or activities to the nearest security outfits for prompt action.
The workers in the state on Friday commenced an indefinite strike over the cut in their salaries by the state government.