The group says the country cannot continue to make widows and widowers of police spouses.
The Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), an association of legal practitioners in Nigeria, on Monday said that the Nigeria Police Force scored low in its fight against many of the underground militia groups terrorizing the country.
In a statement signed by the president of the league, Abdul Mahmud, the group stated that the unprofessional manner with which the force approaches these groups leaving most of its officers killed or injured shows the police’ ineptitude in defending itself especially considering attacks on police stations where bandits cart away arms and ammunition.
“Doubtless, the gruesome killings of officers of the Force by members of the Ombatse cult are truly a new low. The ease with which the officers were ambushed and killed highlights the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is still rooted in its antiquated zombie-strings
strategy of combating enemies of the Nigerian State by mobilizing officers into arenas of armed conflicts in zombie strings,” Mr. Mahmud said
While stating that the Ombatse attack is a clear show of the police unpreparedness to handling security situations in the country, the group said the country cannot continue to make widows and widowers out of citizens who are married to these officers.
“Every day armed officers are herded like chickens in a single file of siren-blazing combat vehicles into arenas of conflicts. In this day of modern policing, approaching arenas of conflicts in a manner short of ‘military swarming’ is suicidal. The Ombatse attack exposed the combat unpreparedness of the Force,” he said
The group, however, condoled families of the slain officers.
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