October 23, 2018

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National Assembly backs state police as gunmen kill 7 cops in Abuja (Punch)

National Assembly backs state police as gunmen kill 7 cops in Abuja (Punch)

The Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday declared the country’s security system a “failed architecture” and backed the call for the establishment of state police to contain the escalating killings by herdsmen across many states.

The federal lawmakers’ decision to grant the request of many prominent Nigerians including governors for state police is hinged on the continued killings in the country and the inability of the security agencies to end incessant violence and murders. The two chambers of the National Assembly have, therefore, agreed to amend the constitution to achieve this objective. Read more

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