Why We Need State Police – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that one of the best options to tackle insecurity in Nigeria is through the establishment of state police.
He said this at a security summit organized by the Senate in Abuja on Thursday, adding that Nigeria is so complex with very high population and land mass to be left in the hands of Federal police alone.
He noted that the security of Nigeria cannot be controlled only from Abuja but that it would require state and other community policing to get things done.
He said, “The first is that the nature of our security challenges is complex and nuanced.
As he put it, Securing Nigeria’s over 923,768 square kilometres and its 180 million people, requires far more men and materials that we have at the moment.
He called for a continual re-engineering of the country security architecture and strategy, which according to him must undergo a dynamic process to meet the present challenges.
Osinbajo stated that the process would require more funds, equipment and more personnel to enable the country to meet the United Nations standard.
However, the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki said that the country would not only need state police but a leader with a political will to drive the security.