Police Recruitment: Drama As Applicants Are Beaten, Tear-gassed In Benue (Photo+Video)
Posted by Thandiubani on Fri 04th Sep, 2020 - tori.ng
Some applicants in the ongoing police recruitment exercise have cried out over the sad treatment being handed to them.
The applicants were tear-gassed and chased away
Some candidates in the ongoing police recruitment exercise from Ogbadibo in Benue state were reportedly treated like common criminals at the screening venue in Makurdi on Thursday, according to a report by Idoma Voice.
It was gathered that some of the candidates accused officers handling the screening exercise of flogging and tear-gassing them before chasing them out of the venue without any tangible reason.
One of the applicants, who came all the way from Lagos for the exercise, said he has been sleeping outside since he arrived Makurdi because there was nowhere for him to stay.
“I came all the way from Lagos for the exercise. I don’t have anybody here. I have been sleeping in front of a shop at Demekpe since I came into this town. All the many I came with has finished. Now, they have canceled our screening for just no reason. I don’t know where to go from here. This is wickedness,” he lamented.
Another applicant from Owukpa said he nearly passed out when policemen opened tear-gas on them.
“I nearly died because the tear-gas. They treated us like common criminals for no reason. I am going back home now, I am fed up with the whole process. I have lost interest,” he said.
Also speaking, a female applicant from Orokam said she left Abuja since last because of the exercise but she is going back with any result.
“This is sad. Anyway, life goes on,” she told IDOMA VOICE.