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Why We Are Pushing For State Police’s Establishment – Lagos Assembly

Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa
Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa

In response to the growing threats of kidnapping and other forms of insecurity in the country, the Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the National Assembly to commence urgent constitutional amendment to allow for the creation of state police.

At a plenary session on Monday presided over by the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, the Lagos Assembly also called for the proper equipping of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps.

The PUNCH reported last week that two persons were killed, a woman was abducted and four other persons were injured when gunmen struck in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Wednesday.

The state police command gave the names of the deceased as Suru Arije, 59, and Ilufoye Azeez, 30, while also confirming that four vigilantes were injured during the attack.

A statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Eromosele Ebhomele, said the House expressed concern over the pervasive insecurity across the country and in Lagos.

Obasa while speaking under ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance,’ said, “At the weekend, we heard of the attack on a commercial bus and the passengers abducted.”

“This time around the National Assembly should be our focus. They don’t have to wait till the twilight of their tenure to start a constitutional amendment.

“This administration is at the beginning of its four years. So, the National Assembly should begin the amendment now and we should be part of it to put an end to the issue of state police,” Obasa said.

Credit: punchng.com

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