Lagos PDP chair Aivoji backs state police

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Mr Philip Aivoji, has expressed support for state police.

He made this remark in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos, saying the problem of insecurity would be reduced substantially if state police were adopted in the country.

He was reacting to the proposed creation of state police in the ongoing constitutional amendment by the National Assembly.

Aivoji said state police would address many of the country’s internal security problems if well managed.

The PDP chief, who was recently abducted by kidnappers and later released, said no effort should be spared at checkmating the rising Insecurity across states of the federation.

“This call has been on for quite some time now as we look at the growing cases of kidnapping and violent crimes taking place across the country.

“The issue of the state police is a welcome development.

“What I understand by the state police is that we get people in their environment and train them to police people in that locality.

“This is because they know the people in the environment and they can identify those who are natives of the area and when we have non-natives, they will be able to question such and know where they are coming from.

“So, if it is properly done and handled with all honesty, it will help a lot,” he said.

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