The Periscope reporter in Bauchi
in Dambam local government, Bauchi state, northeast Nigeria has accused policemen of insecurity occasioned by armed robbery using official vehicle, arms and ammunitions.
Speaking to the Periscope reporter, Suleiman who would not reveal his full identity, alleged that luck ran out of the policemen of Dambam division, when the youth shouted “enough is enough” and decided to wage war against incessant armed robbery in the area.
“The policemen that are paid to protect the poor, turn to predators preying on the helpless poor. In spite of the celebrated salary increase, the policemen stationed in Dambam seem not to be contented without using brute force, nocturnally stealing and unleashing violence on the innocent, helpless people with no any air about sympathy to the weak, namely, the infant, the aged and the women.
“The video clip that is sent trending is sequel to the raid God helped us to expose. The policemen use the Dambam Police Division vehicle to rob those women you see in the video clip. Having dispossessed them of their monies, handsets and other valuable items, the policemen degenerated into savages against helpless kids. Look at how brutal it is their action, pouncing on the kids,” Suleiman lamented with tears rolling down his his face.
Excerpt from the narration in the video clip, crudely translated from its Hausa version has it that:
“We want the world to know that the insurgents around this area are policemen.They were in mufti, we pursued them, trying to authenticate their identities. They however run into the bush, firing gunshots, to avoid being arrested, abandoning the vehicle with the women and children they technically abducted.
“The handset of one of them occupying the front seat, fell on the ground while trying to escape. (It is a worthy exhibit indeed).
“We are calling on the government to be proactive in taking drastic measures to addressing this disgusting scenario, or else it isn’t beyond our capacity to handle it squarely. To bring a permanent end to it.
“We’re now taking the vehicle to the palace of the district head of Dambam who will address the concerning this matter and we shall share his speech everywhere around the world, to expose hypocrisy complicity and the criminality associated with those policemen in Dambam,” the youth said.
The questions that remained to asked:Are they real or fake police? Does the vehicle actually belong to Dambam police division or it is fake? Could it have been stollen?
Attempt to have the side of the DPO Dambam Police Division was not brilliant as much as that of the PPRO Bauchi state command as at the time of filing this report.