Concerned about the high spate of killing in Zamfara,Kaduna and other places in the country, the Senate has reiterated its call for the establishment of state police if the issue of insecurity is to be tackled effectively.
The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal government to make provision of N10 billion in the 2019 appropriation as intervention fund to cater for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other person’s affected by the activities of armed bandits in zamfara state.

The Senate resolutions were sequel to a motion by Senator Kabiru Marafa (zamfara central).

Speaking, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who presided said, ” From the contributions we have had, I think it is key that we begin to look at the problem and look for long-term solutions. I think that what we did yesterday (Tuesday) in trying to strengthen the funding of the police and what we have before us, the Police Reform Bill, which would be laid today. The sooner that we can pass that will also help us in addressing the insecurity challenges.
“But more importantly is that we must go back to what a lot of us had been advocating here that there is need for us to have state or community police. It is the way forward. Otherwise, we will continue to run into these problems. On the area of oversight, there is a lot also that we need to do to ensure that we hold the security agencies accountable. And we need to move very fast in this area.”

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