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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Backs Call For State Policing

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Thursday backed the calls for State Policing, in addition to the current security infrastructure in Nigeria to adequately tackle the insecurity challenges.

 

Speaking at the two-day National security summit organized by the Senate in Abuja, the Vice President who threw his weight behind decentralization of the police force, said the nation requires a continuous re-engineering of security infrastructure and strategies.

 

He however expressed great displeasure over the rumours making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of the Fulani/Herdsmen attack, adding that the President is worried and working assiduously with all the relevant security agencies to address the attacks.

 

The Vice President also implored Nigerians not to allow the present insecurity degenerate into ethnic/religious crisis, while assuring that the Executive is ready to work with the Legislature to find lasting solutions to the security challenges and protect lives and properties of all citizens.

 

Earlier, President of the Senate Bukola Saraki in his opening remarks stated that the Summit would help to achieve some consensus around what needs to be done, in the short term as well as in the long term, to bring comfort and relief to those affected, and assurances of security throughout the country.

 

He urged political leaders to refrain from playing politics with a crisis situation in which Nigerian lives are being lost, tragically and needlessly. Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that other participants at the event whichentered closed doors after the opening ceremony include all Senators, members of the House of Representatives, Ministers of Defence and Interior, Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, and other heads of security agencies.

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