House of Reps, state police and the people’s safety

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It is quite disheartening that the House of Representatives Committee on the Review of 1999 Constitution rejected the bill seeking the creation of state police. Coming at a time when the country is battling with banditry and escalated insecurity, the legislators have clearly demonstrated that the people’s safety is not their primary concern. The implication of this is that the nation’s battle against insecurity may be unnecessarily elongated.

Although Honourable Muhammed Wudil, who spoke on the issue on behalf of the Committee, hinged its position on the likelihood of misuse by governors, the reactions of Afenifere, Ohanaeze and the Middle Belt Forum speak volumes about how much…



Source: Nigerian Tribune