In case you have course to interact with a police officer within the next few weeks, you might as well want to remember to keep it simple, and in plain English! This is because information emerging from the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has revealed that not less than fifty thousand police officers throughout the country will be swapping places of posting.
This new development has definitely not gone down well with most of the police officers as a lot of them are contemplating resigning from the force. The majority of the officers have put family ties forward as a reason for their decisions.
The postings, it has been gathered, have become necessary partly because of the security state of the country. And, as a result of the postings many officers, including Northerners, Southerners and Easterners will swapping their areas of responsibility. In particular, some Police officers presently serving in the Southern parts of the country including Northern officers from crises states like Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Bauchi and Gombe, are said to be among those trying everything humanly possible including lobbying to ensure they are not posted.
So, Nigerian police officers are not happy right now. A lot of them will be moved out of their comfort zones, where they have “established” themselves well. And, we do not need a soothsayer to know that most of them will not resign. Besides the fact that the officer might still be boiling from being transferred, they might not understand your local language; so, keep it formal, pidgin, or simple English. But whatever you do, never you do “pshew” for “MOFO”.