Senators advocate establishment of state police to tackle insecurity in Nigeria


Worried by the rising insecurity across the country, some senators have insisted that the establishment of a state police system remained the only solution to the unfortunate development.

The senators who spoke in separate interviews with newsmen, also allayed the fears of possible abuse of the structure by state governors.

Senator Istifanus Gyang from Plateau State said it was obvious that effective policing could no longer be guaranteed with the current federal structure of the Nigeria Police Force.

Also, the senator representing Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, said both state and local government police should be established for effective policing of communities.

Meanwhile, senators Ali Ndume (Borno) and Abba Moro from (Benue), kicked against the establishment of state police.

They instead suggested the need to strengthen the current unitary system of policing.