State police will not work in Nigeria


Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Chimaroke Nnamani has stated that state police will not work in the country. 

The former Governor of Enugu state who spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ on May 9, recalled how the country had regional police in the past and the factors that led to its abolishment in the past. 

According to Nnamani, some of the things that led to the abolition of regional police and formal entry into the state police have not changed.

“State police will not work in Nigeria. Remember that we had some form of state, regional police. We had an ordinance 4 of 1916 that formally established regional police, native authority police in the north, and also in western Nigeria. 

“There were factors that led to the abolition of state police. With the 1966 coup and the emergence of the Ironsi government, a government committee was appointed to study policing in Nigeria. They presented their report in 1968. All those factors that…

Source: Linda Ikeji