Hon Yakubu Dogara, calls for proper equipping, staffing and training of men of the Nigeria Police

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Worried about the spate of insecurity; rampant kidnappings, terrorism, civil strife and threats to Nigeria’s corporate existence, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for proper equipping, staffing and training of men of the Nigeria Police.

Speaking while opening a public hearing organised by the House Committee on Defence on 6 defence related Bills at the National Assembly, he also stressed that it has become necessary and urgent to re-examine the current architecture of policing in Nigeria to make it structurally strong and effective.

Dogara noted that though the military is doing well in assisting the police in maintaining internal security, its involvement in civil matters makes the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is ill equipped, improperly manned and too weak financially to perform its duties more glaring.

This situation, he said, must be addressed in order to fulfil one of the most important constitutional duties of government, which is to ensure the security and welfare of the people.

BY JUDE