Police Brutality: Our Officials Are Not Trained To Slap, Beat Citizens

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has revealed that officials of the force are not trained to slap, use horse whip or stick to flog people.

Making this assertion in the wake of widespread brutality that Nigerians have suffered in the hands of the erroneous officials of the Nigeria Police Force, Adejobi detailed that the police have required accountrements and gadgets to use to apply minimum force as prescribed by law.

“I have said it severally that policemen are not trained to slap, use horse whip or stick to flog people. Even if it’s compulsory to apply minimum force while on duty, the police have the required accoutrements and gadgets to use to apply that minimum force as described by our law. Not to slap, use stick or horsewhip on someone. No,” post by Adejobi read.

Bahd street vibes reports that his comment comes amid fresh allegations of police brutality. Recall that in October 2020, Nigerian youths took to the streets to protest against the widespread police brutality.

While the wave of extrajudicial killings and brutality reduced in the aftermath of the protest, there have been a sudden spike in cases of police brutality.

Meanwhile, personnel from various security agencies, including the Armed Forces, Department of State Services, Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, have successfully neutralized no fewer than twenty members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

Bahd street vibes understands that this joint operation, which took place on March 7, also resulted in the destruction of 50 camps belonging to the Biafra agitators.

The camps that were targeted and destroyed included the IPOB’s Supreme Headquarters, Command and Control Centre, and Military Council Headquarters.

This operation marks the second one conducted in the same Local Government Area since the beginning of the month, and the third in the state overall.

Prior to this, on March 5, personnel from the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy engaged in a gun battle with IPOB fighters in Ejemekuru, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, resulting in the elimination of five fighters.

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