- Samson Ayokunle, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has said that Nigeria is ripe for its own state polices
- The CAN president said that with state polices, the country will be safer and the nation would not at the mercy of criminals
- Ayokunle also added that the federal government needs to launch inquiry into how there is an increase availability of arms in the hands of civilians
Samson Ayokunle, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has said the country is ready for states to have their own police.
The CAN president, during his visit to Taraba Internal Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Taraba, said that having state polices would ensure there is adequate protection of lives and property across the nation, Vanguard reports.
He noted that Nigerians are presently at the mercy of killer herdsmen, kidnappers, and other criminals.
Ayokinle also asked that the federal government should launch an investigation into how there is an increase in arms in the nation, where those arms come and come up with how to deal with it.
He said: “As we have always said, the time is more than ripe for each state and community to have its own security outfit like other developed nations.
“It is high time we do an appraisal on how we have been doing things and how things are supposed to be done.“
The CAN president also questioned why there is an increase in unknown gunmen dominance in the country.
“The people that are attacked know those attacking them but what they don’t know are those equipping their attackers with ammunition," he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, April 11, met with service chiefs in a close door meeting at the State House around 11am.
After the meeting, the president asked the security agencies to be on top of the security situations in the country and deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers.
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