- The adoption of state police will end democracy in Nigeria according to Galadima
- According to Galadinma, state governors will misuse the power
- He said even without state police, governors are still victimising their critics
Nigeria's democracy might end if state police is introduced in the country according to Buba Galadima.
According to him, people with contrary political views to that of their state governors will be massively hounded.
He disclosed this when he was a guest on Arise News.
According to Galadima, emirs and local chiefs will be more lenient than state governors in the way and manner native police or state police will be used.
“If some of you make the mistake of having state police, let me tell you that this is the end of democracy in Nigeria, because people like me or you may never have the privilege to visit your state if you have a different opinion from the governors in those states.
“Even without state police, they used the national police to intimidate, harras to maim and lock up opponents if now these people are under their control, only God may save us."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as Nigeria police continue thorough reforms, the force's Lagos command on Wednesday, November 11, disclosed that it has given a marching order to 10 of its top personnel.
Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos police commissioner, made this disclosure in a statement by the state's police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.
Legit.ng reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, tasked the recently 463 trained special constables of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to build relationships with their host communities, to address security threats.
Adamu said this on Friday, November 13 at the passing out parade of the first batch of special constabulary at the Police Training School in Minna, the Niger state capital.
Represented by AIG Hosea Karma of Zone 7 Abuja, Adamu described the recruitment, training, and passing out parade of the officers as a bold step by the NPF.
In another report, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) has died in Benin two days after he was shot during a gun duel with alleged cultists in Benin, the capital of Edo state.
The senior police officer (name withheld) was shot on Friday, November 13, in an exchange of gunfire.
The officer died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) while two other police inspectors also shot during the operation are in critical conditions.
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