By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Consequent to the multiple security challenges ranging from banditry to terrorism, kidnapping for ransom to cultism, militancy and agitations for self-determination etc, Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu , has renewed his earlier call for the creation of state police.
The governor stated this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, where he expressed his conviction that the setting up of the policy structure at regional levels would complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force in checking insecurity in the country.
Akeredolu, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and ex-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), however, admitted that the outfit is not something that can come to force immediately.
“There must be a swift response to all this level of insecurity. For now, since there is nothing else to do, those of us who believe that there should be multi-level policing and the time has come for us to have state police, it is not something you can force down.
“It is something that will have to go through the National Assembly. It takes some time but that is the goal. But before then, I believe that we can have meetings, set up committees on insecurity. Let it be addressed wholesomely without any bias”, the governor said.