Insecurity: PDP demands state police, better equipment for military

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the creation of state police and better equipment for the military in order to bring the security problem in the nation under control.

National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, made the call at a media briefing in Abuja, on Monday.

The party chairman expresses disappointment that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has not deemed it fit to address Nigerians over the deteriorating security situation.

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Secondus said it was saddening that instead of addressing Nigerians who elected him into office, the President chose to remain aloof.

He noted that the President was standing aloof and allowing “two media handlers issue annoying press statements in the name of the amorphous Presidency.

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The main opposition party also urged the Buhari-led administration to deploy technology in the fight against crime.

It also recommended the establishment of state police, the setting up of boarder patrol squads outside of the traditional immigration and customs to check the influx of armed criminal gangs.

Also speaking at the event, the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, said the creation of state police was long over due.

According to him, the current arrangement where governors are left at the mercy of the federally controlled police force with a central command was counterproductive.

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