Anyways, the police officers showed up, looked at both of us, then turned to me and asked: “Are you OK, m’am? Of course, he proceeded to rant about fucking cops and how they are not doing their job.You don’t want to be a bad guy on the wrong side of the law when it comes to this lot.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.
Perks of the job This makes you wonder how many people are in the uniformed services more for the perks of the uniform than for the call to service. If you wear a uniform in Nigeria; the police will not pull you over and ask for particulars and tyre receipts or certificates, instead they will salute you and shout, ‘Oga, carry go.’If you wear a uniform in Nigeria, you don’t have to queue to buy fuel, or in the banking hall: automatic service is given to you while the ‘ordinary’ others watch.
Indeed, we reckon Osama Bin Laden was trembling in his headscarf when the US special forces showed up to assassinate him.
But it isn’t just American special forces who are scary, there are crack units around the globe who are in the business of taking out terrorists before they have a chance to do damage and take lives.
As a regular traveller I have experienced situations where the police in their blue uniforms stop the car I am travelling in, and some few metres later the brown and maroon uniforms of the Federal Road Safety Corp stop us again, always demanding the same thing: particulars.
Civil role of the army To make things more ridiculous, the Nigerian Army has operations in thirty two out of the thirty six states that make up the country.