National president of the Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRACC, Mr. Alaowei Cleric, has reacted to the massive redeployment of police officers from the Niger Delta to the North, warning President Muhammadu Buhari not to create unnecessary tension in the country.
In a statement, Mr. Alaowei said the move is suspicious, stressing that “the bare face insinuation by the Federal Government that the police officers in the region have compromised their positions to be working with militants is a ploy to pull wool over people’s eyes.”
He said that was an excuse with underground agenda that is only known to the initiators.
“We see no justification in that flimsy excuse which lacked all material substances. The said mass transfer of police officers from the northern part to the Niger Delta, in our view, is an ethnic card playing the ethnocentric agenda of the government. This is an abuse of constitutional democracy.
The Nigerian Constitution never envisaged one region or ethnic group to dominate the others in terms of public governance,” the president of the group said.
He said if any security officer compromises his sacred duty by romancing with criminals, government should not waste time in unleashing the full wrath of the law against such person.
According to him, when news of military personnel’s complicity in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East broke out, the army authorities disciplined those culpable, and the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government did not take excuse with the series of those incidents to flood the North with southern officers.