PARAMILITARY: North 9 South 0


First City Monument Bank, FCMB

By Emeka Obasi

This is not soccer where Super Falcons battered Nzalang Femenino of Equatorial Guinea 9-0 in Turkey. It smells like a game and the best way to describe it is nine kpondo in pidgin. I am talking about appointments in Nigeria Paramilitary Agencies.

The situation report is that all nine paramilitary organisations are headed by officers from the Northern part of the country. The South is left empty handed which is a strange development at this time when all forms of strange faces are roaming the forests with the best of military weapons.

It is difficult to say how things got to this level without the relevant checks and balances being applied either through the legislature or through wise counsel. In the last two weeks, new appointments were announced by the ministry of Interior.

There are nine first grade paramilitary bodies, comprising  the Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Customs Service, Nigerian Correctional ( Prisons) Service, the Nigerian Immigration Service…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper