The Police High Command is to probe the viral video showing seven armed officers trailing a civilian with a cow as it was being led to the slaughter slab.
In the video, which surfaced on social media, last Wednesday, the principal of the police officers was seen holding a white tusk, as he walked behind a herdsman leading the cow to the slaughter slab.
The video reignited the debate on the rationality of detailing as many as seven armed policemen to a single individual in a country with over 200 million population and crimes soaring every day.
It also annoyed many Nigerians, with many taking to their social media handles to lambast the Nigeria Police Force, stressing a waste of manpower and rifles.
Responding on his Twitter handle after being flooded with videos and comments on the issue, the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “This is condemnable. We will fish out these men. It is even disgusting. We have set up a committee to look into the process of withdrawing our PMF/tactical men from such services and use them for the announced Quick Intervention Squad.
“Deployment of policemen to individuals will surely be reviewed and regularised.
“When the committee submits its report, the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) will act as fast as possible to implement the policy.
“We need more men to police than guard individual Nigerians. We can assure Nigerians of a better policing system in no distant time.”
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