Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.
END SARS OR REFORM THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE
It’s no longer news that the #endsars protest carried out by Nigerian youths all over the nation has Become Revolutionary Move. The protest against the irrational, unconstitutional, irresponsible, ruthless, barbaric brutality and behaviour the FSARS unit of the NPF has displayed over the past few years.
Suspicions, speculations, and assumptions are enough to take laws into their hands. They defraud the people they are meant to protect, certain cases of extortion, theft, and even murder just from assuming that a Nigerian youth that appears good must be a Criminal. Really?
They take some victims to the ATM and withdraw money (legal robbery ) ??? Or what do we call that? Shooting at unarmed civilians, tagging fashionable youths fraudsters, These barbarism is just too much and YES the Nigerian Youths say enough is enough …
This move has drawn attention within and without and has led the FG and IGP to take a step to dissolve the unit which is not even the third time in 5 years that a decision like this was made and later revolted. Let’s see if it’s different this time because we have had enough.
A Reform ?? A Restructure ??
Let’s be aware the Unit is not the problem but the hooligans and culprit in the unit. They have been redeployed to ?? A new unit ?? A new name ?? SWAT?? A new job ?? A new Mindset ??
A lizard in Nigeria will not be A Crocodile in America. The redeployed officers have been moved back to base to reinforce. We say no to Police Brutality
Entry Point; the foundation for success for any thriving organization is the entry point. When you scrutinize your entry Process thoroughly you will have a lesser problem with bad intakes that will cost you in the future. The First school Leaving Certificate is required to join the Nigerian Police Force. Very rare cases of a clash between well-educated policemen and civilians. Although, education is not only available in the four walls of a University or college. But, whoever goes through this institution has a sense of decorum and demeanour than an illiterate.
This is why illiteracy is of the highest order in this sector as lack of exposure has left to some ridiculous decisions that has cost lives of many. Many join the NPF cos they wanna punish someone or get back at people.
Many join cause it’s the most respected job a first School leaving certificate holder can get (Aside from being a Politician or The President of A Country).
Many were put into the unit after being convicted and released to serve with their experience and some are rogue agents in uniforms joined through undue and criminal processes. Amnesty is given to convicted criminal after serving their terms and to join the same force that put them there (Terrible). Entry Process is porous, futile and bias. That’s the foundation of the problem ..
Welfare; Those that serve in the unit are not well serviced I know of an officer who for months didn’t receive his fur salary. After promotion, he still wasn’t paid what was his right, if not as a businessman he could be looking for other means to make money which results to why a lot of them take bribe and defraud people.
A policeman will be on the road for 12 hours every day of the week, with 5 children and wife at home, at end of the month he doesn’t see his salary as at when due and sometimes not at all.
He’s not sure of his pension, nor insurance , he’s not ready to improve himself too, the economy makes it more difficult to fend for the home and he wakes up it that regret and you arm such a person to protect the life of others. Whom, are probably having a better life than they, making ends meet and to afford basic needs and extra ..
Going forward I call on the FG to check these factors and address it. The structure of the System is Bad. Work on it and you will see a well organized policing .
#ENDSARS, #ENDSWAT, #EDNPOLICEBRUTALITY #ENDBADGOVERNANCE
What’s Your Opinion on this Piece ???
Please Share and Don’t forget to Comment
Just A Blogger With Extraordinary Results
Recover your password.
A password will be e-mailed to you.