Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has slammed those clamouring for the creation of state police to curb the security challenges in the country.
In an interview with Daily Sun on Sunday, the former polie boss said creating state police was tantamount to creating another problem to tackle an existing one.
He asked the federal government to address the inadequacies of the existing federal police force should be rather than create state police.
“When you say state police, you are creating another problem to tackle an existing problem.
“We should address the issue of the inadequacy of the police compared to the country’s population,” the ex-IGP said.
Speaking further, the ex-IGP said that the force was not operating optimally as it is “over-stretched”, adding that as of when he left the force in 2019, the police were “operating at very low-level population”.
He said: “The issue is that police are over-stretched, they are operating at a very low level, compared to the population of this country.
“Within a period of time, if we can increase the population of the police to tackle the challenges we have in the country, that will assist a lot.”
He warned that increasing attacks on policemen must be addressed so it does not continue to dampen the morale of the officers and men.
Meanwhile, bandits on Sunday killed six people in an attack on the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack also condemned the attack on Haske Baptist Church in Chikun LGA by bandits.
Aruwan in his statement identified the six victims as Bala Gwamna, Kasage Ali, Mai Jakki, Makeri Kugu, Haruna Kawu, and Ali Agaji.
He said one person, Salisu Gwamna, older brother of the deceased Bala Gwamna, was injured in the attack.
The Commissioner further stated that the state government was informed that bandits also invaded Amfu village in Kachia LGA, in which one Mrs Rahila Dauda was shot dead.
Source: Naija News