There is nothing as frustrating as meeting harm where you’re supposed to meet protection. There is nothing as worrying as seeing the Nigerian police and you automatically start panting because your hair is carved in some kind of way or because the price of your phone is their net worth. There is absolutely nothing wonderful about hearing the police siren and your heartbeat starts beating in tune of impending doom.
Nigerians will be angry at God if he forgives these uniformed men. You can imagine a country deeply rooted in religion not minding going on to practice civil disobedience against God and his word. The reason is simple; the Nigerian police has pushed we the citizens beyond the limits of remembering God and his word. Many actually are doubting the presence of God in the country and why he lets his innocent children die simply because they are innocent.
Innocence has since become a crime because the gun wielders in this country have become so bored they shoot people who did nothing. Their fingers are always on the trigger and just like many Nigerians love soft work, they do so too.
You can hardly see them in crime scenes. They hardly engage robbers or kidnappers because they will be smoked. Rather, they engage young boys who are either watching a football game or rushing to somewhere to do some stuff.
They have become so cocky they want to know what is inside your phone, they want to know why you have dreadlocks, they want to know where you are going to and why you are going there, they want to know why you have a tattoo on your skin forgetting the tribal marks on their own faces. Imagine being arrested for having a tattoo by some cop whose face is littered with tribal marks!
There is hardly a day that goes by without a news of the police shooting someone that did absolutely nothing to them. Your only crime is living in Nigeria where there are no laws.
That is honestly the crime of their many victims.
They shoot, kill and funnily get away with it because this is Nigeria and nothing will happen if you know someone that knows the cousin of the DPO’s cook or gateman.
There have been organized marches about these issues and it still feels the same. I don’t understand why the citizens have to march when they are the victims. Why wont the government do the needful by marching out every cop that shows traces of hostility or violence.
Just like rape victims marching for rapists to be arrested and chopped into tiny bits.
If the victims have to march to call the attention of the authorities, it can be argued that the authorities either don’t know their jobs or they are benefiting from the misbehaviors of their staff.
For everyday the people at the top keeps quiet another person dies, for everyday another person is killed, God is preparing the punishment he will give Nigerian police men and women.
It should not he hell because their smelly uniforms are worse than hell!
A gruesome punishment awaits all of them who have caused a family to shed a tear or to spend insane amounts in hospitals to keep their loved ones alive.
To Nigerians, until God punishes them, let us stay safe. All love!
Written by Mark Anthony Osuchukwu.
Mark Anthony Osuchukwu is a writer, social critic and commentator. He is on Instagram as Onye_mark
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