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How Police Have Killed At Least 7 Teenagers In 2 Years

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From Emmanuel Uzorchukwu to Monsurat Ojuade. 

Monsurat Ojuade, was killed by officers attached to the Panti Police Division, Lagos, on September 10, 2021. Monsurat’s case is the latest but her demise is just one among several others caused by police officers.

Monsurat was 18 year old, still seeking admission into higher institution.

Last year, it was Ezekwe Tina, a hawker by the roadside at Iyana-Oworo, Lagos. She was preparing for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Examination, when a trigger-happy police officer attached to the Bariga Police Division, Lagos, cut her life short blank.

The police officer was trying to arrest a bus driver for refusing to observe the nationwide shutdown imposed by the Federal Government in the heat of the covid19 pandemic when he fired a shot which strayed and hit Tina.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital by passersby, but she did not make it. She died on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Jumoke, a 14 years old, was selling yoghurts by the roadside in Ojota when police officers sent her to an early grave. On July 3, 2021, she was murdered by police officers who fired gunshots to disperse agitators of the Yoruba Nation movement.

Hadijat Sikiru, another teenager, lost her life to an intoxicated police officer in the Ikorodu area of Lagos in 2019.

Thus, Teenage boys also face a similar or worse fate when caught in the web of brutal police officers.

17 years old, Saifullahi was tortured to death in police custody in Kano. The police officers, according to The Cable, had arrested him while pursuing a suspected criminal.

In March 2019, Emenike was killed by Police officers at a viewing centre in Onipetesi, Lagos.

Emmanuel Uzorchukwu also died from a bullet fired by a police officer attached to Badia Police Station in Lagos. Making a total minimum of seven teenage deaths from police brutality. Accordingly as the ones captured by the media.

What’s your opinion? And putting into consideration the ones not captured by the media.
Where can safety and security be placed?

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