It has been estimated that between 2009 and 2015, the Boko Haram sect has killed over 100,000 Nigerians. The Fulani herdsmen that are ranked the fourth deadliest terrorist organization in the world have reportedly killed over 20,000 Nigerians, destroying farmlands and rendering communities internal refugees. Militants operating in Ondo and Lagos states as well as in the Niger Delta have also killed many security agents who tried to stop them from perpetrating their nefarious activities. There are thousands of Nigerians that have been killed by armed robbers, while several others were killed in the hands of ritualists.
With this high number of people killed, it is obvious that Nigerian soil is soaked with blood, innocent bloods seeking for vengeance even as the security agents appear helpless.
Given the large number of Nigerians killed by extremists and criminals, you can imagine our alarm when a certain Mobile Police Officer, called Inusa Biu, threatened that he would kill 200 innocent Nigerians if President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been sick, were to die in office. He made the threat on his Facebook Page, which has
since gone viral.
You can bet that this Biu, who incidentally is a native of Biu in Borno State, which is the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East may even be a mole in the police to carry out assignments for Boko Haram. Need we say that this Biu and people that have his kind of mindset ought not to have the privilege of wearing the police uniform?
We are however encouraged to know that the police authorities have waded into the matter.
On Wednesday, April 27, 2017, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), ordered a probe of Inusa Biu.
In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said police officers were under obligation not to make unauthorised public comments.
He said the police force is a highly disciplined organisation which had respect for proper behaviour and good manners.
“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to an online publication credited to a yet to be identified policeman’s Facebook account on the above caption: ‘Policeman threatens to kill 200 Nigerians if Buhari dies,” the statement reads.
“The inspector-general of police has ordered immediate investigation into the unfortunate personal comments purportedly made by the alleged police officer named Inusa Saidu Biu on his Facebook account. Police officers are under obligation not to make unauthorised public comments.
“It is pertinent to state that the Nigeria Police Force is a highly discipline organisation with full observation and compliance with professional ethics, decorum, respect for proper behaviour and good manners within the ranks of personnel of the Force, the comment therefore, is a distraction and absolutely a shadowy imagination of
the writer and should be disregarded and discountenance in its entirety.
“The force is therefore assuring the general public of its renewed determination and commitment to maintain law and order and guarantee the protection of lives and property of all Nigerians throughout the country.”
While we await the outcome of the police investigation, it is important that the officer in question who obviously is a danger to free society should be arrested and if found guilty the full weight of the law must be unleashed on him.
With the way all kinds of people, including criminals are recruited into the Police Force, the likes of
Inusa Biu are certainly many in the Force. It is therefore the responsibility of the Police Leadership to identify them and send them away before they do harm to the society using the guns bought with tax payers’ money.