Youths protest against Al-Makura’s impeachment notice in Lafia

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LAFIA – The Police Command in Nasarawa on Wednesday beefed security in major towns following youths protest 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 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 life or property 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 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 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 Road, Doma Road, Keffi-Mararaba Road, and had attempted to block the federal highway before the police intervened.

The youths carried placards with various inscriptions.

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

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