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Insecurity: Atiku Calls for State Police

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called for constitutional amendment to introduce state police.

The former vice president made the call while lamenting that Nigeria has become a killing field.

This was as he commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the recent activities of bandits in Niger State.

He wrote on X, “It is saddening that Nigeria has become a killing field. Thursday’s killing of scores of persons, including the village head and abduction of an unspecified number of people by suspected bandits in Madaka, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, is yet another confirmation that contrary to assurances, insecurity continues to be rife in our country.

“We have to prioritise security and speed up the process of a constitutional amendment that will introduce State Police so that states and local authorities can deploy mechanisms that best suit their environment in tackling this hydra-headed insecurity in our land.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the bereaved and the government and people of Niger State. -AA”

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