LOCKDOWN IN NIGERIA – GROSS ABUSE OF POWER BY THE MILITARY AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
The problem with the blacks is that they do not have value and respect for their fellow blacks and that has been the reason we have remained third world or developing countries. We cannot grow or progress owing to the fact that we are not wholly united and of one spirit which is an indispensable factor for growth.
The average black man is frustrated by the inherited hardship of the black race, yet it is not a hurdle that cannot be overcome. However, worse becomes the case when the black wrongly channels the vexation as a result of the frustration thereby pouring the grievances on a fellow black man who is in no way the cause.
This is not a piece on racial discrimination, but a wake up call to the blacks from their slumber which has been exploited by those that understood it. Typical is the case of xenophobia in South Africa, where the natives kill the black foreigners blaming them for taking their jobs when a great percentage of their jobs are owned by the whites. A serious case of misplaced grievance.
Worse still is that the phenomenon has extended from the corridors of racial diversity to social diversity within the African context especially in Nigeria, where the leaders use some members of the lower class to molest people in the same class. This is seen in the case of Governors enforcing lockdown with military force where soldiers and the accompanying taskforce exert corporal punishment and brutality on individuals and church leaders for attending church services. Not that defying government orders are supported but then it should be understood that these are humans who suddenly found themselves in situations they never envisaged and as such needs time and guidance to adapt.
This implies that humane measures should be implemented to achieve the aim of the orders. However, the case in Nigeria, especially the South-east soldiers brutalizing church goers to the extent of death; is very unfair. At least they could have adopted a peaceful means of enforcing the policy to implore these Christians who are used to going to Church to comply.
Are we at war? Why in the first place should soldiers be involved in civil matters? Has there been a case of open confrontation or opposition by this Church goers to the appropriate taskforce? If they have exerted this force in fighting insurgency, would there be this high level of insecurity in the country? Even the developed countries that are tending towards extinction due to the pandemic have not implemented such measure. Why do we allow manipulation by leaders who do not have the interest of the masses at heart? The lower class fight and maltreat themselves while the elites wine and dine.
Funny but serious is the case of an individual that applied to join the police force, joining a taskforce crew in arresting people while he is yet to be interviewed, one being more Catholic than the Pope.
The Law Enforcement Agents who are being used by the Government to carry out such wicked and evil act should know that what a man sows he shall reap. Your principals will give you evil orders and go for relaxation while you go out into the streets incurring curses upon yourselves, households and generation all in the name of carrying out orders. Please be guided.
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