#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: This is how Nigerian security operatives should be relating with fellow citizens

The #EndSARS protest started peacefully but was unfortunately hijacked by hoodlums who are still on a rampage; looting and destroying public and private property. While attempts are being made by security operatives to restore order to the society; it is also needful for them to modify their approach in handling the issue of an already fragile polity, just like a military officer did in Kubwa, Abuja.

In a couple of social media videos gone viral, some security operatives have been spotted making an effort to change their approach in maintaining law and order in the society without the use of brute force. But one particular video of a military man in Kubwa, Abuja, admonishing some hoodlums against looting the National Youth Service Corps camp, caught the attention of many Nigerians who have since been singing his praises over his approach to handling the situation.

Watch the video here:

Nigerians understand too well how our security operatives, especially the military and the police, often resort to the use of brute force against civilians for the slightest of mistakes and sometimes, for ridiculous reasons. But now is not the time to employ such methods because the indiscriminate use of force against civilians is what has brought us down to where we are today.

Seeing a security operative act against the norm is indeed commendable because it is not a common sight in this clime; no wonder some Nigerians have lauded the military man for his effort at containing the situation without the use of force.

No doubt, different situations call for different approaches. However, our security operatives might want to take a cue from the officer in Kubwa who tactfully handled a situation with dialogue to avert further civil unrest.


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