From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has re-echoed his support for state police.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger State, Mary Noel-Berje.
Governor Bello emphasised that establishing state police is becoming more necessary going by the growing population and the total number of police personnel in the country.
He said the issue of insecurity in the country is making it obvious that the number of police personnel need to be increased and also have the states more involved in the security architecture.
The Governor said despite the fact that most of the states affected with insecurity have vigilante groups, he decried that it was not enough to put insecurity in check.
“I know most of the affected States have organised vigilante system, but that is not enough. We need conventional, well trained security agents to address some of these problems”, he stated.