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“I’ve Had A Gun Pointed At Me And My Friends Because One Of Us Laughed” – Simi Speaks On Police Brutality

   

The rate of insecurity in Nigeria cannot be overlooked anymore especially because it involves the same people that should be protecting the citizens.

Few weeks ago, some men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were arrested for killing a father of one. Just some days ago, another set of the men of SARS were arrested for shooting and killing a 20-year old girl and her boyfriend who is still fighting for his life.

This growing rate of misconduct from the men of the force has become a major source of worry to the citizens who are scared that it could be anyone’s turn tomorrow.

Calling for the intervention of the government, singer Simi shared her experience on her Instastories, with some drunk and armed policemen and the effect of the encounter on her.

She said,

I’m terrified of policemen with guns. People in uniforms tend to have a god complex. Add a gun to that equation and it’s a flipping mess! I’ve been stopped by drunk, ARMED, policemen. I’ve been bullied and insulted and SEARCHED by armed policemen.

I’ve had a gun pointed at me and my friends because one of us LAUGHED. The system is so rotten!!! Where do we begin? How do we begin? Sigh.

How do you just shoot to kill people and aim to take lives because you’re capable of it??? can the police stop giving guns to policemen who will not be held accountable? Who don’t have emotional training? Who aren’t constantly tested and evaluated? Are we animals? Are we not all tired of the bad news? We’re due some good news!

 

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Ogechi Stella Nwokocha

    Ogechi Stella Nwokocha

    April 17, 2019 at 11:41 am

    That is wot happens wen idiot’s are in power

  2. Violet Achafu Okonkwo

    Violet Achafu Okonkwo

    April 17, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Most of these police men are uneducated and frustrated. Their mental state should first be evaluated before empowering them with guns. If not, we’ll continue to see more of these careless shootings

  3. Eyinju Eledumare

    Eyinju Eledumare

    April 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    This same shit happen right in my front yesterday night around Oshodi/mushin road. Those bastard just point gun on someone forehead for no justified reason

  4. Edose F Openiyi

    Edose F Openiyi

    April 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    These days I see a police officer on the road with gun and I just pray silently ‘oh God let this one be sane’.

  5. Okikiola Omorounsekeji

    Okikiola Omorounsekeji

    April 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    somebody will be trying hard to love this country but some goats will just be frustrating efforts.

  6. Akanni Sikiru Rashidat

    Akanni Sikiru Rashidat

    April 17, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    My dear,u are very right ooooo,we are tired of hearing bad news everyday,even to go on social media is fearful now because u don’t what d day will bring

  7. Nancy Omumu

    Nancy Omumu

    April 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Is heart breaking

  8. Christian Krizsong Victor

    Christian Krizsong Victor

    April 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    This is the right focus dear in fact left for me .. Police should not handle gun they should give them battons … Unless they are educated enough and qualified

  9. Mmenyene George George

    Mmenyene George George

    April 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Hmmm… May God help us in this our country

  10. Nkiru Pamela David

    Nkiru Pamela David

    April 17, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Really disheartening!! A good question! Are we Animals???

  11. Nkechi Anaba

    Nkechi Anaba

    April 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Heart breaking my dear

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