Insecurity in Nigeria: State Police not solution - Senator Nnamani
Former Governor of Enugu State, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani has insisted that State Police is not the solution to curb the security challenges in the country.
Nnamani explained that adopting State Police as a solution to the security challenges in Nigeria would be a wrong move because the factors that led to the abolition of regional police have not changed.
He spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
Recall that banditry, kidnapping, terrorism, and general criminalities have been on the rise across Nigeria lately.
Students and residents of some Northern States have been the major targets of bandits, while gunmen have been attacking Police stations in the Southern part of the country.
According to Nnamani, “That is not the solution. State police will not work in Nigeria.
“Remember that we had some form of state police – regional police, we had an ordinance of 1916 that formerly established regional police. There were factors that led to the abolition of state police.
“All those factors that led to the abolition of the regional police and formal entry into the central police have not changed.
“Nigeria is organic. It’s one unit and what that means is that if the eye is having a problem, the brain could have a problem.”