BREAKING: Tinubu, 36 Governors Share Details of Plans to Create State Police

BREAKING: Tinubu, 36 Governors Share Details of Plans to Create State Police

  • President Bola Tinubu and the 36 governors in Nigeria have reportedly agreed to establish state police in the country
  • Mohammed Idris, the minister of information and orientation, disclosed the development after a meeting between the president and the governors
  • According to Idris, the president and the governors will further meet to discuss the structure and modalities of the state police journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Aso Villa, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has revealed plan to establish state police in Nigeria in the face of growing insecurity.

Tinubu's minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, made this known to journalists on Thursday, February 15, following an emergency meeting between the president and the 36 governors in Nigeria at the presidential villa in Abuja.

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Tinubu, Nigerian governors mull creation of state police Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerian Presidency
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Tinubu, governors to discuss state police structure

The minister further disclosed that the possibility of creating a state police structure would be subsequently discussed, Leadership reported.

According to the minister, a lot of work needs to be done, and the president and the governors have agreed to work on the modalities of how the idea would work.

The president and the governors are coming to terms on the creation of state police following renewed moves by bandits and kidnappers to expand to other states and the federal capital territory.

Why Nigeria needs state police

Recently, there has been a surge in kidnapper activities in Abuja, with numerous ransoms being paid to non-state actors. The police, on the other hand, have made several arrests and busted the hideouts of the terrorists.

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The activities of the kidnappers were recently experienced in Ekiti and Kwara states. In Ekiti, three monarchs were attacked. While one of them escaped, the two others were killed by their kidnappers.

Also, some schoolchildren, teachers and bus drivers were recently kidnapped and later released in Ekiti.

In Kwara, a traditional ruler was reportedly killed following his refusal to follow his kidnappers from his palace. His wife and other palace assistants were then kidnapped.

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Tinubu meets 36 governors in Abuja earlier reported that Tinubu planned to meet all 36 governors in the country before joining his African counterparts for AU meetings.

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Tinubu's meeting with the governors would be the second of its kind since he resumed the office of the presidency.

Recall that PDP governors recently criticised Tinubu's economic policy, but the presidency hit back at them.


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