Some lawmakers representing numerous constituencies in the Lagos State House of Assembly have once again appealed to the government and the National Assembly to permit states have their personal police commands .
The appeal was said by them was sequel to the recent resurgence of clashes in Southern Kaduna, in Kaduna State.
The lawmakers, in individual interviews, said that the NASS should enact a law that could allow states to have their very own police so that they might have the ability to quell such ugly advancements before they spread.
This would eliminate the mindless killings of innocent citizens as experienced in Kaduna State lately, they said.
They said that security challenges would remain a threat to the survival and unity of the united states until states obtain own police commands.
The Chairman, LAHA’s Committee on General public Accounts, Mr. Bisi Yusuff, said, “It really is unreasonable to destroy any individual under any disguise. I am unhappy with the existing killings in Southern component of Kaduna State.
“State police is certainly the answer to this development. The total quantity of policemen in the united states is not really enough to safeguard the country’s current populace.
“What is the populace of Nigeria, over 170 million, and what’s the numerical power of our police that’s employed to look after them.
“Regardless of how benevolent the federal government of a country could be, when security isn’t devote proper perspective, you will see problems and the federal government will end up being handicapped on what it really wants to do.
“I am not saying our governments aren’t trying, but they should boost the tempo. I noticed that they recently used 10,000 policemen, but will that resolve any problem.
“THE GOVERNMENT in additional to the 10,000 cops it lately recruited should allow each state of the federation to have its police force.”
Yusuff, representing Alimosho Constituency 1 in the Assembly, urged the fighting factions in Southern Kaduna to sheath their swords and embrace peace.
He said, “Killing of humans, under whichever guise, is ungodly. I don’t understand why we ought to be killing ourselves.’’
He debunked insinuations that the Federal government and the Kaduna State Governments were silent about the issue.
The lawmaker said that the both tiers of government may be working at the backdrop which can not be recognized to the public.
The Chairman, House Committee on Functions and Infrastructure, Mr. Abiodun Tobun, stated, “The eliminating in Kaduna State isn’t reasonable.
“The killing is repugnant, if people can hide beneath the guise of religion to kill, one wonders the kind of individuals they are. Killing under spiritual guise is completely condemnable.
“Sincerely, we are in need of state police to mitigate each one of these irrational killings and shedding of blood.”
Tobun advised both Government and Kaduna State Governments to boost on their strategies targeted at ending the orgy.
Similarly, the Chairman, House Committee in Physical Planning and Urban Advancement, Mr. David Setonji, also condemned the spate of killings in places.
Setonji urged AUTHORITIES to avoid all criminal actions by allowing each state to have its law enforcement.
Suspected gunmen experienced severally attacked some communities in Southern Kaduna populated mainly by Christians.
This had resulted in the death of several although some others sustained injuries.
A leader in the region, Mr. Emmanuel Adamu, got informed journalists in Sanga that the episodes were completed in Anikpon village in Nandu and Kabamu Village in Fadan-Karachi.
Last May, seven individuals were killed when gunmen attacked a police outpost at Fadan Karshi.
The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan at a joint news conference alleged that the most recent attacks in the region claimed 808 lives, with 57 injured in 53 villages.
The Vicar-General of the Diocese, Very Rev Fr Ibrahim Yukubu, said that the recent attacks afflicted four municipality areas were: 1,422 houses, 16 churches, 19 shops and one primary school were destroyed.
The nationwide leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria had to direct churches in the united states to observe Sunday, January 8, as a full day of prayer and mourning over the killings in Southern Kaduna.
Several Christians over the 23 regional government regions of Kaduna State complied by dressing in dark attires and offered prayers that God should intervene in the ongoing killings.