Why Should the Police Prescribe Biafra Security Service Illegal while not doing the same to Arewa Sharia Police, What’s the Difference?
By Igbo Focus
20th August 2017
Biafra Security Service (BSS) was formed purely because police is not working, they are more interested in collecting money at check points than protecting Biafran people’s lives. People get killed at their houses, churches, roadside, bushes, etc., police are not there and even when they do come, they cannot find the culprits. In most cases, they may try to hock the crimes to innocent bystanders while the criminals get away. At the same time giving rubbish press briefing to the press to report nonsense to us.
Upon all the killings being carried out by Fulani Herdsmen, none of them are caught or even solved by the police. All the police are good at is pursuing unarmed Biafrans up and down while collecting all their properties from them perhaps to retain them or with the intention of selling them for cash.
Now BSS has been formed, police is busy prescribing them illegal instead of welcoming them as a source of assisting the police in combating crimes which they would not have been able to handle - otherwise.
Beside, the police is not remembering or forgetting that there are similar group formed a long time ago by Arewa; whereby Arewa called it “Arewa Sharia Police” and nobody prescribed them illegal. You tell me what is the difference between Biafra Security Service and Arewa Sharia Police? Even for Arewa using police at the end of their name is more depravity than having Biafra Security Service because we have already the Nigeria Police yet they refuse to prescribe Arewa Sharia Police illegal. It is a shame, it is only in Biafra or Igbo things that they can see things more clearly. “Every body must do what they like in Nigeria apart from Igbos or Biafrans - they should be controlled.”
The endorsement for others in Nigeria to do what they like but Igbos or Biafrans should be controlled in whatever things they do and told what they must do and not to do; while others are free to do what they like. Thus, the essence and foremost reason for agitating for Biafra in order to get out of the nonsense amalgamation.
Arewa Sharia Police
For the Commissioner of Police in Abia state to talk nonsense about Biafra Security Service, my contemplation here is that the state commander of police, CP Adeleye Oyebade has nothing else important to do. For Oyebade pronouncing the recently formed Biafra Security Service of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as illegal, I am certain that he should go to the north to inform them that their Arewa Sharia Police is also illegal, and that is if they would listen to him and scrap Arewa Sharia Police, then without a doubt Biafra Security Service would do similar.
Biafra Security Service
According to Oyebade in his press conference at the Umuahia’s command headquarters in the state capital, he cautioned those that created Biafra Security Service while categorising it as being unlawful but didn’t say what made it unlawful. For something to be unlawful, he should have explained what made it unlawful. He cannot just give the reason that there is a police force - to us the police force which is not working. When there is a police force that is not working or not protecting people’s lives and properties, what do you do? It is of no use saying you have a car when the car is not moving. There should be a balance in policing especially now in the country when nobody believes in the police force any more. Everywhere in Nigeria, they are practising jungle justice just because the police force are not working.