The Federal Government and State Governors have resolved to explore how the operations of the Nigeria Police can be decentralised in order to improve the level of policing and security.
A committee has been set up to work on this new development.
This is one of the highpoints of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting yesterday where a Committee of state governors and the Inspector-General of Police has been set up to ensure the decentralisation.
Members of the Committee include the Governors of Zamfara, Ondo, Plateau, Ebonyi, Katsina, Edo and Borno states, who will work with the IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
The National Security Adviser, retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno assured that the intelligence community and security agencies would continue to sustain current efforts to mitigate security challenges across the country.
Briefing State House correspondents, the Deputy Governor of Benue state, Mr. Benson Abounu, commended the efforts of the security agencies at mitigating the spate of insecurity in the state.
He especially thanked the security agencies for the thoroughness of Operation Whirl-Stroke, mounted by the Nigerian Army, in Benue State for their decisive operation which, according to him, has brought relative peace to the state.
“The security situation in Benue State has improved significantly. Now many Internally Displaced Persons have returned home, the State is relatively calm”.