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Security beefed up in Nigeria's Cross River State over fuel protest


08:54, January 05, 2012

CALABAR, Nigeria, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The police in southeast Nigeria's Cross River says it has beefed up security around government establishments and on major streets within the state. State police chief Samson Wudah told reporters on Wednesday that the measure became imperative to forestall any attempt by miscreants to hijack the planned protest over the removal of fuel subsidy announced by the Federal Government on Jan. 1.

He said the police have strategized to prevent any breakdown of peace and order in the state.

Wudah told reporters that the police had increased patrol, especially in suspected flash points and government establishments.

According to him, the police had also put in place other proactive measures so as to not be taken unawares.


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