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Police in Nigeria Launched a Radio Station to Improve Relationship with Citizens


Amid this current pandemic of COVID-19—also known as coronavirus—police across the country are being pressed to their limit. Morale is tanking and the stresses of the job are ever-increasing. 

"The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."  

—Robert Peel 


Police in Nigeria has launched a radio station in the hopes of improving their relationship with ordinary citizens. 

Police boss Mohammed Adamu said community policing information would be broadcast, and the new service would help reach the public better. 

It comes months after young Nigerians led widespread protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings. Those demonstrations, dubbed #EndSARS in reference to a particularly hated police unit, later morphed into a call for major police reforms. 

An inquiry into the cases was set up aimed at bringing to justice those responsible for the brutality and killings, but some campaigners fear it will be toothless. 


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