POLICE BRUTALITY OF NURSES: The Nigerian Police given 72 hours to apologise or else..... | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f


The National President, Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Mr. Abdrafiu Alani Adeniji, has given the Nigeria Police 72 hours to accept responsibility and apologise for the brutality of some nurses last week by policemen in Ibadan.

The nurses, who were in Ibadan for the commemoration of the 2013 International Nurses Week at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan were allegedly mistaken for members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram as they were about entering the institution.

While speaking with newsmen at the end of the four-day programme, Adeniji condemned the act, stressing that if the police failed to own up to the violation of the human rights of the nurses, take responsibility for their treatment and tender an apology, all nurses in the country would meet and take a drastic action to protest the alleged police brutality.

He said: “On May 9, some of our members who came on invitation to the programme were mistaken for Boko Haram in front of  the UI gate. The members are from Delta State. The policemen who suddenly swooped on the nurses said, ‘we have come for you. We suspect you to be Boko Haram. Now, all of you are under arrest’.”

He said the shocked nurses were whisked away to the state Police Headquarters at Eleyele.

“We have strongly protested to the Commissioner of Police against the inhuman and degrading battering of our five nurses and midwives members of the organisation. It is worrisome that innocent nurses and midwives whose primary responsibility is caring for human life could be brutally treated by the police.
“We therefore demand for payment of adequate compensation for the physical and psychological damages inflicted on our esteemed members.

“IG should instil discipline in his men because some of them are not law abiding. We give the police 72 hours to take care of these nurses and apologise”, he said.

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  1. Ha ha ha ha I no fit laugh ooh.Make them go mbatse go arrest na.Lazy people na women dem de arrest.

  2. what do you expect when 90% of police officers are rogues and frustrated applicants who couldn't secure a job? I am sure that squad has not been able to meet target so they decided to arrest the nurses to see if they can meet up. or did the nurses not have ID's? and what stops the police from searching and confirming if there was any programme for nurses going on and also request for their Invite? those set of policemen should b drafted immediately to Nasarawa and sent to the cult zone to apprehend social nuisance and not Nurses. BokoH ko bokoh ni

  3. it is ashame. At times, i wonder whether this police institution has in it trainning programe anything like principle of human relations at all. everywhere it is police did this or that it is shamefull how the force has lost every inche of there respect.

  4. Nurses,civlians n students are their main targets....while d country is under d control of criminals...wat a bunch of drop-outs n societal misfits...terrible really


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