These Are Probably The Reasons Nigerian Policemen Had Sense At The Lagos Protests

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February 7, 2017

1. VIP’s like Charlie Boy and Seyi Law were there

They know if they touch them, na trouble!

2. When the police saw oyinbo people present, they were like:

Who wants to touch oyinbo pepper and get sacked?

3. Nigerian police looking at all the Channels and TVC reporters flying around with their cameras

”Don’t camera me oh!”

4. The protestors were playing mad jams

From Fela’s ‘Zombie’ to Eedris Abdulkareem’s ‘Jaga jaga’, the policemen could barely stop themselves from dancing.

5. The protests were also very, very peaceful

Not a single tout or agbero in sight!

6. Also, their big bosses were there

All the ogas at the top!

7. They probably wanted to join the protests too, but the work will not allow

Aren’t we all in this suffering together?

BUT to be quite honest, the Nigerian Police really made us feel secure at the protests.

Whether it was because their bosses were around or not, they did very well. There were hundreds of them from the National Stadium down to the National Theatre at Iganmu, and there was a police helicopter circling the skies all through. They just stood on the sidelines, silent and watchful. In their eyes, though, was a solidarity they could not fully express because of the nature of their work. For once, the police truly was our friend.
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