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State Police: National Assembly toying with Nigeria’s security, says Falana

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State Police: National Assembly toying with Nigeria’s security, says Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana [SAN[, on Tuesday, accused the National Assembly of toying with the nation’s security, slamming the lawmakers for not creating state police.

The erudite lawyer, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily in Lagos, said:

“With profound respect, the members of the National Assembly are toying with the security of our country.

“How can the Senate in this stage and time be passing resolution asking for state police? Or the House of Representatives requesting the President to come and address the members of the National Assembly on the security situation in the country?

“Why have they (the lawmakers) not moved the motion for the creation of state police?” 

Falana’s statement follows a series of attacks and security threats in several parts of the country, notably, bandits in some northwestern states and kidnapping for ransom.

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The learned lawyer, however, believes that the creation of state police would help address the numerous threats considering the shortage of police personnel for the teeming Nigerians.

While lamenting the spate of attacks, Falana recalled that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was empowered by President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration to bear arms in addressing security challenges then.

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