5 February 2012
There seems to be an unwritten conspiracy among the rank and file of the nation’s security agencies that they must never admit to, or apologise for wrongs, crimes or brutalities committed by uniformed law enforcers against civilians.
This is the impression one gets every time a case of unlawful killing or brutality is said to have been committed by armed officers, as follow-up news usually points to attempts at sweeping things under the carpet.
It is a matter of concern that incidents involving armed officers, policemen and soldiers against civilians have continued unabated. In 2011, many unfortunate cases occurred and were reported from time to time. The most painful one was that of a young boy shot dead at a checkpoint by police officers in the presence of his mother in
. Bayelsa State