The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki revealed on Tuesday that the House has begun the process of amending the nation’s constitution to create a state police.
This is coming as reports of attacks, killing and maiming of Nigerians by suspected herdsmen are reported across the nation.
Saraki said “Today, my colleagues and I in the 8th Senate resolved to begin the process of amending the Constitution to allow for the creation of State and Community Police. This is following our debate on solutions to the killings across the country.”
It could be recalled that three weeks ago, the executive governor of Zamfara State Abdul’aziz Yari dropped his responsibility as the Chief security officer of his state, citing his helplessness to make a decision on the killings in the state.
While speaking to newsmen in Talata-Mafara, Yari said “We have been facing serious security challenges over the years, but in spite of being governor and Chief Security Officer of the state, I cannot direct security officers on what to do nor sanction them when they err.
“As Chief Security Officer, the nomenclature is just a name.”