Gov. El-Rufai calls for state, community policing
The executive governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has called on the National Assembly to accelerate actions on constitutional amendments for the establishment of state and community policing.
Elrufai said only state and community policing will arrest the worsening security problems across the nation.
He also appealed to fellow Governors to take charge, protect all citizens and uphold order in their domains, saying anarchy must not be allowed to reign in the land.
El-Rufai, in a statement on Wednesday said: “Nigerians must not allow the criminal actions of insurgents and bandits to tear their country apart.”
The Kaduna state governor, who was responding to the recent violent eviction of herders from some communities in the southern parts of the country and an unverified video showing killings of people of a particular ethnic group, said: “We must avoid anarchy and vigorously promote the rule of law and the right of all citizens to life, liberty and livelihoods wherever they choose to reside.”
He said: “We must avoid anarchy and vigorously promote the rule of law and the right of all citizens to life, liberty and livelihoods wherever they choose to reside.
“Elected and appointed public leaders across the country must act on their constitutional obligations to protect all citizens, uphold order, and contribute to a climate for peaceful resolution of all issues.
“We urge our representatives in the National Assembly to expedite action on the Constitutional amendments that would usher in State and community policing as this is the ultimate panacea for effective law enforcement nationwide.
“We should not allow the criminal actions of insurgents and bandits to tear our country apart. We should not be seduced into the dangerous passion of blaming innocents, declaring them guilty of the crimes of others, evicting them, killing and destroying their property.”