In a bid to provide adequate security to the Nigerian people against Fulani Herdsmen, Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has called for the creation of state police to help lock-up the security network around the country.
The vice president says that the centralized form of policing as it is in Nigeria today cannot control the rate of crime going on. Yemi who spoke on Thursday at the National Assembly summit on security, suggested community and state policing as a pragmatic solution to solving security issues in Nigeria.
Furthermore, the Vice President suggested that the number of the police men in the country should be tripled. He also directed federal government attention to the area of funding of the police and all other security agencies.
Professor Yemi disagreed completely with the insinuation that President Buhari has been silent over Fulani Herdsmen killing in the country because he is Fulani. He said the killings in the country is first on the president’s must-to-do list.
The two day summit which is taking place at the NAF Conference Center, Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja, is targeted at providing a platform for finding long-term solutions to the security challenges in Nigeria.
Yemi Osinbajo during his speech, warned stakeholders to ensure that they do not allow the killings by the herdsmen and the agitation from farmers take ethnic and religious dimensions.