We have more confidence in our ‘traditional bullet-proofs’ than in standard body armour – Policemen


In May 2017, three months after 34-year-old police corporal, Ade Daniel (not real name), was posted to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ogun State Police Command, he came face to face with death.

It was a locate-and-arrest operation at a community in Ijebu Waterside area of the state. The SARS team had got a tip-off about the hideout of an armed robbery suspect.

But within moments of locating a house in which the target was holed up, what was supposed to be a routine arrest quickly became a gun duel.

Daniel told our correspondent, “I was one of the first sets of people to get into the house and before we could sight him, we heard gunshots. We thought we were there to arrest one person. There were two other members of his gang with him and they just started shooting at us.

“If I had not used my amulet that day, I would have died without doubt because I was not wearing a…

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