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New Public Enemy! Police in Akwa Ibom Dehumanize Citizens.

Police Brutality - hypestationng

In what seems to be a new trend in the past days, the police in Akwa Ibom State has proven contrary to their popular slogan – ‘Police is your friend’, hence becoming the ‘public

enemy’.

Several recent posts on Facebook by users shows that men of Nigerian Police in Ikot Ekpene and Eket local government areas of the state have begun a new campaign against cultism, but instead have used this to brutalize and inflict pain on the innocent.

In their bid to stop the menace of cultism, they have resorted to using other methods which include shaving dreadlocks/punk haircuts by using scissors or pliers to chop off hairs and long beards of citizens. Also, it has been alleged that people with tattoos are arrested and then manhandled by flogging them with cutlass.

See some pictures below:

Police brutality 1 - Hypestationng

What’s your take on this new method used by the Nigeria Police in Akwa Ibom? Kindly share your view!