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Shehu Sani backs Buhari’s rejection of state police



The Senator representing Kaduna Central District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of the creation of state police.

Rports have it that President Buhari, in an interview with Voice of America (Hausa Service) had said he was not convinced that state police was the solution to solving security challenges in the country.

“No I am not convinced. We should have solved the current insecurity in the North East and South South by now.

“Can the states be able to shoulder the burden if the Police? You cannot just give someone guns and ammunition, train him and refuse to pay him, you know what will eventually happen,” Buhari had said.

Reacting to the President’s remarks on Thursday, Sani in a post published on his Facebook page said that state police would give some governors opportunities to officially give their enlisted thugs uniforms and arms to oppress opposition figures and dissenting voices.

He wrote: “I commend PMB for his opposition to state police. Despite the weaknesses of Fed Police, a state police will be worse.

“It will simply be a force of evil at the disposal of state Governors,to be used to suppress perceived opposition and dissenting voices.

“State police means officially giving uniforms and arms to a Governor’s enlisted thugs.”

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