The Growing Menace Of The Nigeria Police Force

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The growing menace of the NPF(national police force) is no longer an emerging issue to the citizens of Nigeria. It is reported and even some of their actions, has been video recorded and sent to the right authorities but their ruthlessness seems to be growing by the day. And is really a disturbing issue since the life of citizens are now been threatened by both the hoodlums and the police officers.

There is a saying which states that “the police is your friend “. But is this really true or is this a fallacy, countless illegal and innocent killings made by some police officers has been made public and still yet, it is reportedly made known to the citizens that these guilty officers hasn’t been made to face the law. Also severe beatings and man handling of individuals by the police force is also one of the many crimes committed by the police force. The Nigeria constitution stipulates that one isn’t guilty except been proven by a law court. But on many occasions the police force has gone against that by imprisoning both guilty and innocent individuals.

The most disturbing part of this issue is the negligence of the government, to this incessant crimes committed by the police. No one irrespective of their position in the society is above the law, but the police are not only above the law but also violates it. There are also reported cases of partial handling of cases brought to them due to the high level of corruption among the police force. 

What do you think about this issue, is the police a menace or a blessing to the society?

The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Odigbo Charles - 2019-09-25 07:42:37

Most Nigerian police officers are thugs in uniforms with the ability to misuse their power anyhow they deem fit. The case of knowing your right is no longer applicable, it by the connection you have with the higher ups leaving. The government really needs to sit up and tackle this issue head strong.

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Taiwo Itunuoluwa - 2019-09-25 08:48:05

Majority of this police have really spoil the police name but the government is yet to do anything about it which has make the common citizens to lose hope in the Nigeria police ,they have really cut the lives of so many Nigerians short through their reckless shooting ,indeed the police force of Nigeria are not really a blessing to us

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Anthony Dolapo - 2019-09-25 09:46:19

If you travel out of Nigeria to other countries and you see how the police activities there work you’ll weep for Nigeria we are like 100 years behind the Nigerian police are the real criminals moving around in the uniform the government can’t do it all but they should keep doing something about it 

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Oghenekevwe Onojeta - 2019-09-25 15:09:55

i think police should be banned in this country cause their rate of misuse of power cant be emphasized and they deserve embarrasement. Army and navy is quite enough to take over crimes..we dont need them anymore. and while removing police government should provide job for them as substitue if not they would turn the robbers we are trying to deviate from

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-09-26 07:56:53

Well in Nigeria the purpose of the establishment of the police force has been defeated because the Nigerian police force and not a friend to citizens but a friend to criminals. So that thing on there police stations which says 'police is your friend' that statement does not refer to us citizens but it's talking to every criminal that is able to settle them at their beck and call.

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Okpako Rukevwe - 2019-09-26 21:51:04

This incident has been going on for awhile now the oppression of citizens and the misuse of power by the NPF and the citizens have grown a custom to their constant bullying. And no longer report because nothing really happens whenever they report 

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Okpako Rukevwe - 2019-09-26 21:51:36

This incident has been going on for awhile now the oppression of citizens and the misuse of power by the NPF and the citizens have grown a custom to their constant bullying. And no longer report because nothing really happens whenever they report 

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The growing menace of the Nigeria police force - By Yusuff-oke Oluwaseun - 2019-10-09 18:25:59

The NPF is a useful department in the society. YES, we have of many incidents related to the misuse of power by the police force but the need for the police force in our society cannot be undermined. 

I feel the police force is both a menace and also a blessing looking at it from different angles of perspective. The people that decided to join the police force has taken it upon themselves to risk their lives for the security of the people which on a normal day an ordinary citizen would volunteer to do.

I feel the police are trying their best in their own little capacity

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