Reform the law enforcement agencies and the armed forces - NYCN

Reform the law enforcement agencies and the armed forces - NYCN

- The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) wants the security agencies in the country reformed

- MYCN says it cannot continue to stay idle while security agencies gun down Nigerians who they are supposed to protect

- The organisation asks the police and other agencies to call their operatives to order and punish erring officers

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently reform the security architecture of the country following alleged unethical practices by the latter.

In a personally signed statement, Bello Bala Shagari, president of the NYCN, lamented that operatives of the security bodies in Nigeria have often been reported as taking laws into their hands in their dealings with citizens.

"The recent extrajudicial killings and the careless deaths of innocent citizens in Nigeria calls for an immediate reform of the law enforcement agencies and the Nigerian armed forces," Shagari said.

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According to Shagari, the recent killings in Sokoto by suspected men of the Nigerian Air force, the conducts of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country, the atrocity committed by some men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the deaths of Jemima and Jennifer are clear indications that things are not well with the agencies.

"Nigerians, especially that youth, have been victims of lack of professionalism and insensitive nature of some laws and policies guiding the uniformed personnel.

"Uniformed men who should be seen as heroes in the society are slowly turning themselves into predators," the statement said adding that while he government is busy with external enemies, those within are creating a challenge.

The organisation said it would not stand idly while young and innocent Nigerians keep losing their lives.

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"We are calling on the Nigerian police and the military to immediately call their personnel to order and those who have erred should be prosecuted," the NYCN said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, recently concluded plans to convene a three-day conference and retreat for strategic officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

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