A video circulating online shows officials of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Services, NHFSS, forcefully shaving off a lady’s dyed hair in Benue State.
The officials whose primary responsibility is to safeguard the lives of farmers in the state following repeated attacks by bandits, reportedly stopped the lady who was on a bike and made her sit on the ground.
They then dug scissors into her hair and started shaving it off while their colleagues hailed them and praised the lady’s new look.
The video has stirred outrage on social media as netizens criticize the NHFSS officials for leaving their core responsibility to harass innocent citizens on the streets.
They also called on the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, to take action against the officials for publicly humiliating the lady.
See some reactions below,
@dudu.joy wrote, “Are they not supposed to be in the farms fighting bandit? Na for steer dem get power shey?”
@chalz_braun wrote, “This is humiliation! The girl should sue.”
@dejo.ajani wrote, “I wouldn’t allow my child to tint his or her hair. But this is so backward. They should be punished for their inhumane act”
@chief_buddle wrote, “But when Herdsmen attack you would find dem sleeping in brothels….wtf are they doing in Markudi? They should be patrolling around the bushes”