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Gov. Liyel Imoke of Cross River in Calabar on Saturday stressed the need for
effective policing of the country to safe-guard the lives and property of the
Imoke told newsmen that the call for State Police was because of ineffective
policing of the nation.
“Why are people clamouring for state police in the first place; it is because the
current police is seen to be inefficient,’’ he said.
He decried the increasing wave of crime in the country, adding that Nigeria needed
“If we had a society where there is hardly any danger of serious crime, I do not
think that anyone mentioning state police will be listened to.’’
He observed that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces were now fully involved in the
internal security of the country rather than their traditional role of protecting
nation’s territorial boundaries.
“In any country the traditional role of the Armed Forces is to maintain the
territorial security of the nation but today in Nigeria, the Armed Forces are now
doing internal security.
“So invariably, the job of the police has been taken over by the JTF in almost all
the states of the federation.’’
Imoke said the issue of policing should go beyond politics because it involved the
lives of the citizens.
He advised Nigerians to agree on common solution to the rising insecurity in the
“Let us fight crime in our society and overtake crime in our society before it
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