Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mobile Police Escort Killed by Kidnappers in Warri
26 January 2012

This Mopol escort was killed by kidnapper's this afternoon, along Deco Road Warri, Delta State, South-South Nigeria.

The Nigeria Police Force, is an agency still roughly organized and as maligned as it was when the British colonial government created it in 1861. Today, more than a fourth of its officers serve as personal attendants and drivers to the oil-rich nation’s elite, while others extort bribes from motorists at checkpoints.

The emir of Kano disclosed last week that the city with a population of over nine millions has about 8,000 policemen. Against the backdrop that half of that negligible police population would be in the service of political office holders and sundry 'big men' and their spouses, with most of the others on road checkpoint duties, it is easy to understand how Kano could be easily overwhelmed by Boko Haram.

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