“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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