Newsexpress place banner advert Yudala genuine products
Nigeria Police and extra-judicial killings, By Adewole Kehinde

By Adewole Kehinde on 13/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 929


On Wednesday October 26, 2016, the House of Representatives summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it over escalating cases of extra-judicial killings in the country by his men. The police boss is to appear before the House Committees on Police Affairs and Human Rights, along with heads of other security agencies.

The house had cited the case of Bayelsa State, where it said the Joint Task Force and the police had killed four “innocent Nigerians” in the last two weeks. My worry is: since it is a Joint Task Force, how are we sure it is the police that killed the four “innocent Nigerians” in the last two weeks?

It will be recalled that the Inspector-General of Police, on resumption of office, promised Nigerians that the police will be reformed to meet the international standard of policing. In line with this, the IGP had put together, in collaboration with ‘Nigerians Unite Against Terror,’ a Training on Human Rights and Police-Citizens’ Relation for SARS officers in the 12 police zonal commands. This was held simultaneously at the 12 police zonal commands from 19th to 21st of October, 2016.

I was part of that training, and from my interactions with some of the SARS officers, I doubt if those claiming that police are involved in extra-judicial killing are sincere about their allegations. In the case of Eleki community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State where Izu Joseph, Innocent Kokorifa, Inyan and Godgift Oduku were allegedly killed by the Police, we have to look at the security agencies that make up the JTF.

Is the JTF strictly policemen, or do we have the Civil Defence, Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy as part of the team?

From my many trips to Bayelsa, I rarely see policemen in volatile communities such as Eleki, but the army and navy members in JTF vans patrol the communities.

Although I must commend Hon Sodaguwo Festus-Omoni and his colleagues for raising the issue of extra-judicial killings in Bayelsa, but I think they should have done their homework to know the particular security outfit that was involved in the extra-judicial killings. I must also commend the chairman, House Committee on Ethics/Privileges, Hon Nicholas Ossai, as he enjoined members to rise against extra-judicial killings by security agencies, instead of particularising the police.

I am against injustice and recklessness by security agencies, and I am using this avenue to call on other security agencies to borrow a leaf from the Inspector-General of Police, by organising training on Human Rights and Citizens’ Relations for their personnel.

•Kehinde, an Abuja-based journalist and public affairs analyst, can be reached via kennyadewole@gmail.com. Photo shows IGP Ibrahim Idris.

Source News Express

Posted 13/11/2016 02:18:21 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Breaking News: Names of abducted Chibok (Borno) female...

Book on Biafra war for launch

FG rules out military action against rampaging herdsmen...

Building collapse: FCT Minister directs agencies to strictly...

Ogun community to honour Governor, NNPC GMD, others...

Another APC secretariat bombed in Rivers

NTDC DG blasts foreign media for unfair reportage...

Sex and masturbation may hamper Ebola eradication efforts...

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 15 at mosque...

EFCC seeks foreign help to locate assets of...

Naira tumbles on black market, hits 420 per...

Ngige booed in Enugu, branded a betrayer for...

 

Latest News What Ikpeazu must do for Abia to grow: Alex Otti It will be a cloudy Sunday with chances of isolated thunderstorms: NiMET NAHCON announces 2017 Hajj fares Plateau marks Children’s Day for the first time in 5 years Edo adopts use of computers, tabs in classrooms Departing war chief gives Boko Haram charge Parents want teachers, security in schools UNICEF to Governors: Launch campaigns to end violence against children FG warns on harmful practices against children Groups demand public holiday to honour Biafran heroes Violence mars Lagos APC primaries FG approves $470 million for Abuja water project

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (246,848 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (223,279 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (184,994 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (165,483 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (158,625 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (138,547 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (121,000 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (118,285 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (106,322 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (102,661 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (101,358 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (95,573 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,563) Business Verdict (16) Columnists (685) Complaints & Requests (90) Enterprise & Opportunities (153) Entertainment (323) Features (448) Global Business Monitor (152) International (1,378) Interviews (122) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (54) News (24,775) Opinion (721) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,701) Religion (535) Sports (1,267) Stock Watch (18) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Words on marble

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Machester United vs Ajax

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!