The Nigeria police force has urged travelers and commuters to seek help whenever they are being harassed by its officers. This was disclosed in a tweet by Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the acting PRO of the force.
Adejobi in the tweet wrote:
"They have been told, but mind you, you're expected to meet deviants on the road, who are opportunists, hence the advice to seek help."
Recall that many Nigerians have lamented the terrible attitudes of the police on the road.
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Meanwhile, the tweet from the police spokesperson has generated different reactions on social media.
Here are reactions from Nigerians
"They extorted me in Owerri, by Akachi road because of my tinted glass. My tinted permit is intact, my papers are complete, every car document is complete, they even threatened to shoot me and my brother, they wouldn’t let us make calls."
"The Nigerian Police will threaten to kill you, they wouldn't even allow you have access to your phone. Like I have said and I will keep saying it:
"If the Nigerian police truly want to fish out these bad Eggs, they'd send under cover agents to the Streets",
"Oga PRO put on a disguise and take a road trip from Port Harcourt to Aba or any major road in South East. You will find a lot of deviants. You can get first-hand information!"
"This whole thing will stop nothing...when you guys employ miscreants as police officers. They won’t even let you use your phones.
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What one sergeant Okoro and his squad are doing in Festac and environs is so disheartening. Searching people's phones. Their Human Rights violation is out of this world.
Planned police protest: IGP heads out to Ogun, meets with aggrieved officers
Meanwhile, following rumoured threats that officers of the Nigeria police force were planning to embark on industrial action over poor salaries, welfare and lack of sophisticated weapons to fight crime among many others, the inspector general of police has met with personnel.
The IGP was at the Ogun state police command on Tuesday, March 22, to pacify junior officers and discourage them from the strike action.
Sources said that the IGP will be meeting other police officers across the country over the looming strike action by the personnel.