The Police can be defined as a body of officials representing the civil authority of government with specific functions in policing and maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, detecting and investigating criminal activities of citizens of the State. The civil society is the innocent and unarmed inhabitants of a certain geographical area.

When the police of any state are described with the word carnage, it means it has completely lost its essence and can no longer be sustained. The action of the Nigerian Police in the recent incident in Omosu/Igbere side of Aba in Abia state which captured their brutality on innocent people and setting private houses ablaze, describes a worse set of police carnage in the world.

The Abia State Media crew was at the scene to ascertain the remote and immediate cause of such brutality that has caused loss of lives and burning down of houses. Some eye witnesses who also happened to be residents of the area but pleaded to speak on anonymity, in a summary said it was a mere misunderstanding between armed police officers and two individuals who refused to be extorted by the police officers on this particular day as against the tradition in the area. The misunderstanding escalated to shooting and a police man was killed. The loss of the police officer, provoked the rest of the other officers and like it is the custom of Nigerian Police, they fled for reinforcement and second battle. Nigerians knowing that the police would be returning to cause mayhem, started fleeing from their homes in the troubled area to a safe area. They moved massively out of the area before the arrival of police for fear of being molested, brutalized or even killed.

When the police eventually arrived the next day, which happened to be the NIGERIA'S Independent Day, they discovered that the residents have all fled from their homes and leaving only the aged behind. The heavily armed policemen started molesting, beating and arresting the old people left behind.

The Police set buildings and shops ablaze. As at the time of our visit, the total number of buildings torched were numbering twenty. This brings us to the question of the function of the police in a democratic government again. How can the POLICE whose primary duty is to protect, maintain and enforce law be captured causing mayhem in a broad daylight? Killing those they were supposed to protect.

The country, Nigeria is repeatedly committing crime against humanity and with impunity. Nigeria has failed the people of Biafra. Their security agencies are the worst in the world. We are urging the International community to come to our aid as the government of Nigeria is terrorizing the people with her security apparatuses.

Written by:
Chidi Aloysius Nwosu
For: Abia State Media

Edited by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Abia State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Abia State Media

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