Saturday, 13 April 2024 - 00:48
Search
Close this search box.

|

Decentralized Law Enforcement: Atiku Urges State Police Amid Nigeria’s Security Crisis

Decentralized Law Enforcement: Atiku Urges State Police Amid Nigeria's Security Crisis

Once again, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emphasized the imperative for the implementation of state police as a solution to Nigeria’s escalating insecurity challenges. Atiku contends that the recent surge in abductions across the country underscores the urgent need for decentralized law enforcement through the establishment of state police forces.

In response to the ongoing discourse surrounding state police, Atiku conveyed his stance via his X account, advocating for the empowerment of local governments and states to address the multifaceted security threats plaguing Nigeria. He urged for the expedited processes involved in establishing state police, including the necessary constitutional amendments.

Highlighting the gravity of Nigeria’s security predicament, Atiku lamented the nation’s descent into what he described as a “killing field,” as criminal elements such as bandits, kidnappers, and armed robbers continue to wreak havoc unabated. He stressed the importance of prioritizing security concerns and implementing measures tailored to local contexts to combat the pervasive insecurity gripping the nation.

READ MORE  Adeleke’s probe of Oyetola cover up, diversionary – Osun APC.

Expressing solidarity with the victims of insecurity, particularly referencing the tragic incident in Madaka, Niger State, where scores of individuals were killed and others abducted by suspected bandits, Atiku extended his condolences to affected families and the people of Niger State.

Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has expressed skepticism regarding the efficacy of submitting memoranda on state police to the National Economic Council (NEC), deeming it a futile exercise. Makinde criticized the approach taken by his counterparts, asserting that the issue of state police should be addressed directly by the National Assembly, given its constitutional significance.

Makinde argued that the National Assembly possesses the requisite expertise to navigate the complexities of constitutional amendments pertaining to state police, emphasizing that the matter should not be relegated to the purview of the NEC or the National Security Adviser (NSA). Instead, he advocated for a legislative approach whereby the National Assembly initiates the process, which would subsequently be ratified by state legislatures.

READ MORE  The Presidency Accuses Peter Obi of Introducing Two Hazardous Elements into Politics.

In essence, Atiku’s call for state police reflects a growing consensus among stakeholders regarding the need for decentralized law enforcement to effectively combat Nigeria’s security challenges. However, Makinde’s reservations underscore the complexities inherent in the process of legislative reform and the divergent perspectives among state governors regarding the most expedient course of action.

If you want to share and earn points pleaseloginfirst
Related Articles

Ex-Chelsea boss Potter snubs chance to join club

|

April 12, 2024

‘I don’t feel myself’ – Enzo

|

April 12, 2024

Nigeria’s inflation will surge to 32.65% in March – CAPE economic research

|

April 12, 2024

Two dead bodies recovered, three missing – NIWA gives update on Anambra boat mishap

|

April 12, 2024

Rose May, Sister of David Alaba, Explains Why She Won’t Date or Marry a Footballer

|

April 12, 2024

Delta State Police Arrest Suspects in Alleged Murder Case and Kidnappings

|

April 12, 2024

Follow & Earn

If you want to share and earn points pleaseloginfirst