- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to agitations for community policing in the country
- He said community policing should be adopted to address communal clashes such as herdsmen killings in the country
- He faulted the claims that President Buhari is shielding suspected killer herdsmen
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reportedly supported the calls for decentralisation of the Nigeria police.
At the opening ceremony for the two-day summit on national security on Thursday, February 8, organised by the Senate on the spate of killings by herdsmen and other crimes across the country, the vice president said:“State police is the way to go.”
The Punch reports that the event, which entered closed doors after the ceremony, is ongoing at the NAF Centre in Abuja.
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The vice president also refuted the allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari is shielding killer herdsmen.
He equally faulted the claims the President is doing little to check the crimes by herdsmen due to his Fulani origin.
“It is untrue,” Osinbajo stated.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the Senate on Tuesday, February 6, mandated its committee on police affairs to invite the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means the country could actualise Community Policing.
The directive followed a motion on “The need to post junior cadre of Nigeria Police Force to their states and local government to enhance community policing in Nigeria” sponsored by Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP-Osun).
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While leading debate on the motion, Adeleke said that the Senate was concerned that government inconsistency in policy implementation had affected the welfare of police personnel.
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