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Youths Protest Against Attempts To Impeach Governor Al-makura

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The Police Command in Nasarawa State on Wednesday beefed up security in major towns following youths protest over the House of Assembly notice of impeachment on Gov. Umaru Al-Makura.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Ismaila Numan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that some youths in Lafia, Mararaba and Keffi came out to protest over the notice of impeachment on Al-makura.

Numan, however, said the police dispersed them before it could get out of control in all the affected towns.

He said no life or property was lost and that policemen had been deployed to strategic locations to forestall any breach of the peach.

“We have also intensified patrol across the nooks and crannies of the state to ensure the security of lives and property,’’ Numan said.

He assured members of the public of adequate protection, and urged them to go about their normal business without fear of molestation.

NAN reports that some youths took to the streets in Lafia on Wednesday morning chanting solidarity slogans in support of Al-Makura.

The youths had set bonfires in strategic areas, including Emir Palace Road, Doma Road, Keffi-Mararaba Road, and had attempted to block the federal highway before the police intervened.

NAN reports that the youths carried placards with various inscriptions.

The protest had also resulted to heavy gridlock on Keffi-Abuja Road with youths calling on the state legislators to rescind their actions.

NAN recalls that the assembly had on Monday directed that Al-makura be served with notice of impeachment for alleged gross misconduct.

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