Defence & Security

NIPOST seeks police protection for staff over physical harassment

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor

Sokoto State Postal Manager of Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), Henry Ayuba Baba, has appealed to the Nigeria Police Force (NPD) to protect staff of the organisation against physical abuse and harassment from members of the public.

Baba made the appeal when he and some of the staff of the organisation paid a courtesy call to Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 10 Headquarters Sokoto, AIG Bello Sani Dalijah, on Thursday.

According to a statement by the Zone’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adamu Abbas, the NIPOST boss stated that some staff of the organisation while rendering their lawful services are subjected to physical harassment by members of the public.

The statement further added that Baba also presented some of the services of NIPOST to the police and stressed the need for patronage by the officers and men of the Force.

NIPOST seeks police protection for staff
NIPOST seeks police protection for staff

“Mr Henry Ayuba Baba stated that the purpose of his visit was for familiarization and also to seek the assistance of the Nigeria Police in protecting the members of his staff while rendering their lawful services as they have sometimes been subjected to physical harassment by members of the public.

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“He equally uses the visit to advertise some of the services of NIPOST and the need for their patronage by the Officers and men of the Nigeria Police,” the statement said.

It further added that AIG Dalijah pledged the support of officers and men of the NPF towards ensuring that officials of NIPOST are given adequate security cover to aid their lawful services in society.

“In his own remarks, AIG Bello Sani DALIJAN psc (+) on behalf of his management team and the entire officers and men of the zonal headquarters thanked the Manager and members of his staff for the visit and reiterated his support to ensure that officials of NIPOST are given adequate security support in carrying out their lawful services.

“He said NIPOST has existed from time immemorial and has not lost its glories even with the change of times,” the statement added.

NIPOST seeks police protection for staff
NIPOST seeks police protection for staff

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, DC Maxwell Olatokumbo, Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACP Hassan Abdullah Maji, and ACP Ibrahim Bawa psc, among others were part of the senior officers that were present during the visit.

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