Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has called for the establishment of state police state as he laments about the federal government’s failure to keep the country safe.
The Governor made the comment on Saturday when he paid a condolence visit to the residence of the late Ardo-Kola Local government chairman who was kidnapped and murdered on January 24.
He expressed that the constitution of the country is defective, hence the need to review it to accommodate state policing accurately for the safety of lives and property.
He stated that without state policing insecurity will continuously rear its ugly head.
He insisted that unless the strata of security agencies be broken, the Federal government alone cannot handle the security of the nation.
”Since I came to power, I have repeatedly and I am going to repeat it that unless we breakdown the strata of security agencies in Nigeria, particularly the police, we cannot adequately curtail insecurity,” Ishaku said.
”There must be state police, and there must also be local government police.
”The Federal government alone cannot handle the security of this nation. It has shown that it has failed woefully and for us to achieve results, the security has to be broken down’
”Where we copied this constitution is the United States of America and it has Federal, state, and local government police.
”Where something is bigger than the local government police, the state police comes in and where it is bigger than the state police, the Federal police comes in and where it is bigger than the whole three, then the military is invited.
”The military is the last resort there, but ours here the military is the first resort because we have woefully failed.”