Nigerians have wounded the psyche of its police officers – MURIC
Nigerians have wounded the psyche of its police officers. Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has cried out over the alleged looting of police guns by hoodlums during the End SARS protests.
Describing it as a dangerous angle to the attacks suffered by the police during the nationwide rampage by angry youths, the group said it fears that those weapons have fallen into the hands of unpatriotic elements and criminals.
The Islamic rights group said it was likely that these unpatriotic elements may start using these weapons when they launch attacks on society while calling on citizens to give the security agencies useful information about the whereabouts of those weapons.
MURIC called on Nigerian Muslims to pray for the police and members of their families.
The organization’s plea was contained in a statement signed by its Director and founder, Prof Ishaq Akintola.
“Several police stations are now in ruins particularly in Lagos and other parts of the South West, South East, and South-South as a result of attacks by hoodlums who infiltrated the #EndSARS protests.
“In addition, a number of policemen were killed while arms and ammunition were carted away from the burning stations,” the group said.
MURIC called the attention of Nigerians to this ugly event, describing it as a disservice not only to our country but also to the people themselves.
MURIC said that Nigerians, by their actions in the last two weeks, have severely wounded the psyche of its police and it will take a long time before any healing can take place.
“In view of the trauma which men of the Nigerian police went through in the past two weeks, MURIC calls on Muslims to pray in all mosques for the police and members of their families this Friday 30th October 2020.
“We urge Christians to do the same in their churches on Sunday, 1st November 2020. Let the prayers be the beginning of national healing.
“Another dangerous angle is the issue of stolen police guns. We fear that those weapons have fallen into the hands of unpatriotic elements and criminals who are likely to start using them when they launch attacks on society. We urge Nigerians to give the security agencies useful information about the whereabouts of those weapons.”