By Kelvin Ololo
Niger Delta Activists Forum, Cross River State chapter currently protesting the delisting of about 3, 000 workers from the State payroll, has alleged that, the Government is attempting to intimidate them using security operatives.
The allegation was made by the leader of the group, Comrade Paul Adie on day 4 of their protest, revealing that they’ve had altercation with the Police. He maintained that, they won’t give in to threats.
His words: “We didn’t come to sit here (Governor’s office), we just came to deliver a letter that was requested of us yesterday. We have been addressed and we are going back to our base, State secretariat.
“The end point is they should be reinstated, and that is the only reason this protest can end, even the Police were there, this evening I will see the Commissioner of Police because, these are the people the Governor is using to put pressure against us, you see the kind of altercation for the past four days.
“But, it gt to a point we began resisting and that is why I want to go and see the Commissioner of Police, to let him know that we have been very lenient enough and our patience have been over stretch. There is no safe society that will have citizens protested for up to four days.”
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