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How Nigerian Police & Military Are Increasing The Cost Of Road Transportation by VickypediaPHC: 1:49pm On Aug 21, 2020
This article have become very necessary, as the Executive arm of government especially Nigeria Police & more recently, Nigerian Military, that are meant to be law enforcement agencies, have hitherto led to increased cost of transportation on Nigerians commuters. It's is well proven that over 85% of Nigerians travel by Road, hence the hike in transportation fare should not only be attributed to mostly increase in fuel, diesel, inflation and increase in the standard of living.
Nigeria Police and the Military are also major contributors to this high cost of transportation bedeviling Nigerians on the high way, via the following ways:
1. The increase in Road block & military check point all over the country as a result of security challenges by Boko Haram, Farmers Herdsmen clashes, activities of IPOB and Niger Delta Militants have enhance the level of bribery & extortion of security agents in Nigeria.
After a chat with a bus driver in one of the states in southern Nigeria, where the driver alleged that police & solider at various locations extort monies from them per trip, hence they have to shift some of those financial burdens on their passengers by increasing fare charges, under the disguise of fuel and inflation.
2. It's has been widely believe that some security personnel's in Nigeria are aiding & conniving with criminals to unleash several crimes on Nigerians traveling by road, this have made some towns and villages a "No Go Area". Hence, transporters who en route to these presumed " No Go Areas" charge higher cost of transportation for commuters who might compulsorily go to these towns and villages for business, visits & other purposes.
3. The increasing rate of killings of bus & taxi drivers in Nigeria by Nigeria Police & military has partly contributed to the increase in cost of transportation in Nigeria.
4. Experience have shown that police and military extortion's varies from State to state in Nigeria, some could be as high as N500 while some states, police and military extort N50 and above. The state commissioners of Police & Military Generals in various divisions in all states of the federation cannot deny not having knowledge of the levels of extortion's and these illegalities there subordinates have subjected Nigerians into, that is a clear deviation from the professionalism that goes with their jobs as law enforcement agencies. This show of shame by Nigerian security agents have psychologically made Nigerians to believe that Nigerian Police and military cannot change. Hence, since they can't beat them, you might have to join them.
One might attribute this levels of corruption by security agents on poor remunerations of security personnel's, but what ever the reasons might be, does not warrant this level of wickedness on Nigerians. They (Security agents) knew they aren't well paid & catered for before swearing an oath to discharge their duties efficient and with all honesty, hence one should not attribute any excuse to this shameful act.
Nigeria Police and Defence Headquarters must do something before it gets out of hand. They must find lasting solutions to eradicate this trend by security agents if Nigeria must make progress as a Nation.

From a concerned Nigerian
Re: How Nigerian Police & Military Are Increasing The Cost Of Road Transportation by GboyegaD(m): 1:52pm On Aug 21, 2020
Unfortunately, those concerned are aware and would not act because they benefit from the exploitation.
Re: How Nigerian Police & Military Are Increasing The Cost Of Road Transportation by southniyikaye(m): 2:02pm On Aug 21, 2020
Am suspecting this op
Seems we both boarded the same bus from ibadan to akure today cos I was lamenting on this same issue inside the bus and you just came out to speak my mind.
How can you have almost 50 road blocks from ibadan to akure?
What's really happening naw?
Am doubting is they are not the cause of the accident on the road today that got a trailer burnt

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Re: How Nigerian Police & Military Are Increasing The Cost Of Road Transportation by revived: 2:04pm On Aug 21, 2020
So unfortunate
Re: How Nigerian Police & Military Are Increasing The Cost Of Road Transportation by Pete4: 2:34pm On Aug 21, 2020
Ok

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