A lot of people (especially Nigerians) probably suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but they just don't know it probably because they have no idea that something like PTSD even exist or they've gotten used to feeling that way that it's no longer a new thing to them, it's now part of their lives.
Some few days ago, I witnessed something that sent shivers down my spine. It was so scary that everytime I think about it, I still get chills.
It was sometime around 5 in the evening. I was on my way back home from school. We had closed a bit late that day because a certain lecturer decided he was going to teach in one day what should be thought for a whole semester. Well I was on my way back home and had just gotten to my street when I noticed that there was a bit of commotion up ahead.
I walked up to see what was happening and that was when I saw the police officer straighten the dagger in front of his gun, pointing it at a young man while his colleagues were forcing the guy into their vehicle. The scene right in front of me was nothing short of a kidnapping scene.
I got scared and immediately hid myself because I knew that this guys were out to arrest any young man they see, that's what they do when they're low on cash and need to make some quick money. Unfortunately for the young man, the indigenes in the area arrived at the scene a bit late and when they did, the officers already had the guy in their vehicle and then they drove off while firing some shots in the air to scare away the people chasing after them.
The whole thing was so scary to me because I had seen that dude walk past me when I stopped to get something I would eat later that night. The thoughts going through my mind as I finally walked home was that what would have happened if I hadn't stopped to buy something and I had been kidnapped by this men in uniform who are meant to protect us?
It was a really scary experience that still hunts me till this day because I now find myself scanning my environment like someone working in a secret service or a spy just because I'm trying to make sure this guys don't run up on me and grab me while pointing their AK47 which has a dagger attached to the front at me.