Governors are helpless without state police -Tiv youths reply ACF


The National Council of Tiv Youths, NCTY, has faulted Arewa consultative Forum’s position on the creation of state police.

The ACF had on Monday faulted the calls for the creation of state police, arguing that it would lead to chaos.

The ACF’s Secretary General, Mr. Anthony Sani, said if created, the various state governors would abuse state police the way the state electoral commissions were being abused.

Reacting, the group president, Chief John Akperashi, said the recent attacks by herdsmen had made the call for state police necessary as governors can’t resolve killings without them.

He said, “The truth basically is that state police remain the best to ensure an effective check of external aggression.

“Governors, although proclaimed chief security officers of their states, still appear helpless in the deployment of the security agencies, especially the police.

“Certainly if the police are in the control of the governors at the affected states, this destruction and unfortunate killings wouldn’t have gone up to alarming proportions.

“The governor of Zamfara just came out to decry the inefficiency of the security formations in his state which he alleged failed him as he did everything humanly possible in mitigating that carnage.

“The governor of Benue State also stated the complicity roles of the security in his state and particularly the ineffectiveness of the police. If Ortom had had the police under his direct command, he would have achieved much more and saved more lives against what was witnessed in Benue.”


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