Ekweremadu calls for new police force to curb insecurity

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has called for the establishment of a new police to help check insecurity in Nigeria.

Ekweremadu who presided over plenary on Thursday, said that with the high rate of insecurity and kidnapping, especially of students, security apparatus have become over stretched.

Ekweremadu spoke on a motion moved by Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim on the abduction of school girls from Government Girls Secondary School Dapchi in Yobe state.

Contributing to the motion, Ekweremadu said: “At this time of insecurity, the military and police apparatus have been overstretched and there are still more demands.

“There must be another level of policing that should be able to protect schools and other government infrastructure.

“If you ask the police to man all schools in Nigeria they will not be enough. So we need a new police,” he said.

 

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