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Lakes sends home a volunteer police unit over lack of funds

Author : | Published: Friday, June 13, 2014

Police trainees at Rajaf training center.

Lakes State Authorities say there is no work for 3,000 volunteer police officers. 

The police officers were recruited to help when the violence broke out in December last year.

It was a decision made by the Crisis Management Committee. Now the authorities say they can’t employ them because there is no money.

“The State government was feeding them but eventually the State government says it is difficult to maintain these huge numbers who are not yet officially recruited in the police,” Marik Nanga Marik, state information minister told Eye Radio.

“They were asked to go back to their homes until such a time when the head office of the police is going to communicate to the State.” 

Mr. Nanga said the youth were asked to return home until they are contacted by the police head office.

Earlier last month, some youth rejected the call from Lakes State caretaker governor to join the army to defend the country.

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