National Assembly set to Halt Insecurity, Drafts State Police Framework
February 12, 2024
The National Assembly is crafting legislation for state police forces and improvement of intelligence gathering in a bid to tackle banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism.
The disclosure was made by Opeyemi Bamidele, the leader of the Senate while speaking on behalf of all the individuals who received honorary doctorate degrees during a ceremony at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The Legislature also challenged local government council authorities, traditional rulers, and community leaders are encouraged to rally local vigilantes, hunters, and capable young individuals to safeguard their communities and territories.
Bamidele said, “More than ever before, the National Assembly is working tirelessly to provide the necessary legislative framework to strengthen community policing and multi-level security architecture.
“Developing such a legal framework has become imperative at this time in our history. This plan is in the overriding public interest of safeguarding the security of lives and property, the stability of our democracy and the progress of our fatherland.
“The cases of abduction, killings, maiming, population displacement and disruption of socio-economic activities in Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara in recent times have called for an urgent and decisive action by all state actors and other stakeholders.”
Apart from Bamidele, who received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Private Law, the university conferred similar honours on the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Olamilekan Adeola and Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Daji, among others.