There has been alarming cases of rape, murder, incessant killings and rituals associated to Nigerian Police force.
First,there was a report that a police man killed his wife, himself and six others in trying to end his quarrels with the wife, as she runs off to her land lady’s house anytime they have issues at home.
Secondly, another video surfaced of a Police man assaulting a woman and dragging her through muddy water and causing the woman with severe internal injuries and bleeding. The reckless police man, was filmed pointing his gun at another woman who came to rescue the woman he was battering.
Thirdly, a police man shot a delivery driver in a town close to Abuja for refusing to pay some sort of bribe. Onlookers got angry and went after 6 police men at the scene of the incident and ended up catching one of them, whom they beat and tied up like a goat ready to be killed.
Fourthly, an ecobank staff who was left in police custody got killed and his poor family were told he drank poison. The story was laughable as one could ask were the poor man got the poison from? Inside his locked up cell or what?.
Fifth incident, involving a police man who killed his baby and battered his wife in Edo State Nigeria. He could be mentally unstable and stressed out from his daily job and marriage issues, no one knows.
Recently, a mobile police man tried to rape an 8-year-old and in the process, broke her skull, twisted her neck and tied her up under his bed when her family started carrying out intensive search on the poor girl. He was lucky to have escaped before the family found the girl in his room.
I can list endless incidents about police brutality in Nigeria and how they misuse firearms given to them for security of the people. However, they use it to rob, murder and collect bribe from innocent people. A lot of us are not new to what I am talking about.
Therefore, I implore our leaders to change the recruitment processes of how they recruit our military and other security forces. They should go through rigorous processes including psychological tests. They police men should be mentally fit to carry guns and mix up with Nigerian citizens.
At the moment I heard, the Nigerian military forces, are now conducting mass recruitment to battle Boko Haram. I hope in the process of this recruitment, they won’t take saboteurs as in, recruit the Boko Haram people who will pose as normal citizens to sabotage the Government’s effort in fighting the terrorist group. I also hope they will conduct mental checks for the people they’ll give guns to, so that people will not be nuisance in the society.
Nigerian police men are not paid well and that alone can make them resort to collecting bribe to meet up with life issues. Secondly, the police college where they are trained is in a mess and the food they eat is horrible!!! Recently, I read how the military people assigned to battle Boko Haram are complaining of the state of their living in the camp. They have no good food, water and other things they need. While Boko Haram people are living large and supplied with food, medicine, good shelter and so on.
The military men accused their leaders of embezzling the funds meant for their up keep and leaving them to suffer. Now my question is, how can such a military man fight with his life for a Nation that cares less of his well being?
THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE STILL EMBEZZLE PUBLIC FUNDS IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO TRANSPARENT MEANS OF CHECK, SET UP BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MONITOR THE ACTIVITIES OF SUCH THIEVES. MEANWHILE, IT’LL BE A CASE OF KETTLE CALLING POT BLACK.
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