Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for state police following the incessant security threat in Nigeria, arguing that it remains a better option than community policing.
Mr Obasanjo spoke when the leadership of the Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit at his penthouse in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.
“Our situation in Nigeria concern everyone, particularly the case of terrorism,” said the former president.
The case has gotten over the issue of community police. It is now state police.
It is from that state police that we can now be talking about community police.
The pioneer national chairman of the association, Albert Asipa; the Ogun State chapter chairman, Shoyemi Coker; the BOT chairperson, Chinwe Monu-Olarewaju; and the traditional ruler of Odogbolu, Toye Mojeed Alatise, were among those present.