Nigeria not mature for state police - Zulum


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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has said he is not in support of state police because Nigeria is not mature enough for it yet.

The Governor said this on Wednesday while delivering a lecture titled “Ungoverned Space and Insecurity in the Sahelian Region.”

He delivered the lecture at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State on Wednesday.

Zulum opined that there will be a lot of problems if half of power given to the Nigerian Police and Army are given to states.

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He said some governors can use such powers against other tribes.

“Honestly speaking, I can never support decentralization of the police force because of the implications.

“Nigeria is not mature for state police. Some state governors can use it to wipe away other tribes apart from their tribes.

“So, we have to be very careful because If half of the power given to the Nigeria Army, police and others are given to state police, there will be a bigger problem in Nigeria,” he said.