Few days ago, there was a report of an okada rider in Ebonyi who got shot dead by a police officer over 50Naira bribe. The culprit officer was attached to the anti kidnap squad around water works road in Abakaliki but he seemed to care less about kidnappers and more about N50 bribe. For one equipped with a weapon to save the life of those at the risk of kidnap, don’t you think empowering such an officer is as good as empowering the enemy in disguise?
Not too long ago, the Nigerian police force was under the heat of the general public because of the unbecoming actions of its SARS officers. The #EndSARS campaign was birthed around this period and lots of peole had experiences to share on their inhuman acts. Following how the police authorities didn’t spring to action till the dram got haywire, don’t you think national security is being handled with levity?
Luckily, following the death of the innocent Okada Rider, Governor David Umahi ordered the immediate arrest of the accused officer. The response is indeed laudable but this is one out of the many that take place on a daily basis. Hence, for an individual who cannot is not privileged to get his story heard, does it mean that the inhuman and barbaric act would continue to thrive amongst those employed for the purpose of protecting humanity?
Trending in the nation right now is the security threat posed by the Fulani Herdsmen, but, with the unending killings and harassments by our so called “life savers” there seems to be no sign of hope. For a country listed amongst the worlds 100 unsafe countries, don’t you think we have a lot more to worry about beyond Boko Haram and Herdsmen?