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Northern governors and monarchs support the establishment of a state police



The Northern Governors’ Forum has reached an agreement with the region’s traditional leaders to legally support state police.

According to the Daily Trust, the 19 northern states, are asking for the federal government’s concerned branch to convene and discuss amending the 1999 Constitution to adopt the law.

It will be remembered that their southern counterpart has been pushing for state police. However, the federal government did not take notice. With Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state spearheading the effort and advocating for state police in the region,

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The southern governors, particularly those in the western part of the country, resorted to founding the neighborhood security organization Amotekun after being neglected by the central government.

The traditional rulers and governors of the north came to the opinion that the only way to deal with the insurgency and security problems in the area was to establish a state police.

After their late-night meeting on September 12 in Abuja, the nation’s capital, they submitted this claim in a communiqué that was made public.

The authorities of the northern region will apparently be arguing for the state police for the first time, as per Legit.ng.

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The meeting with traditional rulers was intended to solve the security issue afflicting the northern area, according to the chairman of the forum, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who was quoted in The Daily Independent.

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