Senate wants police officers redeployed to states of origin

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The Senate on Tuesday said state policing will put paid to insecurity in the country and called for redeployment of policemen between the ranks of Constable and Inspectorate cadres to their states of origin.

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Leading up to the resolution, Senator Ademola Adeleke at the plenary session raised a motion on the need to post junior cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to their states and local government areas to enhance community policing.

“There have been calls for the creation of state police in order to proffer a lasting solution to the perennial security challenges due to the ineffectiveness or outright bias of the Nigerian Police Force in carrying out their national assignment,” the senator representing Osun West said.

The Senate noted with concern the disconnect between the Police and various communities with diverse cultural values and orientation, and the attendant security problem.

It went on to canvass for the decentralization of police and subsequently, summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris while urging him to redeploy policemen to their state of origin.

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