Sani Rejects Establishment of State Police

A former lawmaker and Human Rights Activist, Senator Shehu Sani, has said the proposed establishment of state police by President Bola Tinubu and state governors is a mirage and a recipe for anarchy.

Sani stated this in a post via his verified X handle.

The former lawmaker expressed worry that state police will be an armed wing of the ruling party of each state.

He said, “The state police will be used by the governors to persecute the opposition, to harass ‘non-indigenes’, to rig elections, and to counter the federal police in cases of conflict of interest between the federal government and the state. 

“Most of the state ruling party thugs will be recruited into the state police,” he added.

It would be recalled that last Thursday, President Tinubu had met with state governors in a measure to curb the rising security issues and economic hardship I’m the country. 

During the emergency meeting, the leaders opted to have state police. Empire had reported that President Tinubu specifically sanctioned the formation of a commission made up of federal government representatives and state governors to investigate potential state police establishment strategies, among other things.

The potential of increasing the number of forest rangers and providing them with training to enable them to maintain the safety of our borders and woods was also considered by the president and state governors.

 While some have welcomed the idea, Sani has noted otherwise.

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