Our attention has been taken to the need for the federal government to kick on constitutional amendment process to accommodate the Western Security Network, known as Amotekun, to be recognised as the particular sets of police to tackle the security challenges affecting the country in the state level.
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I know many of us will be wondering why Mr Fayemi is insisting on amending the constitution to recognize Amotekun as state police whereas we have police officers in every states in the country. As you keep on reading, you will get to know why he made the important notice.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, at the 76th Annual Lecture Series in commemoration of the birthday of former minority mouth piece of the House of Representatives, Babatunde Oduyoye, which was held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, disclosed that it was imperative to amend the constitution to empower the various security initiatives to be able to respond to current banditry activities in the country.
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The governor, who spoke on the theme: "Security And National Unity In Difficult Times," noted that the security challenge in Nigeria has become frightening and is getting everyone concerned.
The reason Fayemi made the offer was because, according to him, in order for Nigeria to overcome her fight against insecurity, we need a security system that is localized, of which its operatives are knowledgeable about the culture and security situation of the particular community they are operating.
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Mr Fayemi backed his opinion with the proof that despite not possessing AK-47 which the bandits possess, the Amotekun have been courageous to confront them in the forest and have successfully rescued kidnapped victims and in some instance, arrested the criminals.
The Governor also stated that with porous borders, criminal gangs and terrorist insurgents can easily come into the country with smuggled weapons and sell to sea pirates, cultist, armed robbers, kidnappers and other purveyors of violence in the Nigerian States, stressing that the approval of Amotekun is the only precursor to that.
Also speaking, the co-chairman of the event, Senator Adolphus Wabara, urged the Federal Government to decentralize security apparatus in the hands of one ethnic nationality, stressing that every morning when he open the pages of newspapers or read through posts on social media, his heart cut at the extent of violence being unleashed on Nigerian citizens by bandits.
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Mr Adolphus Wabara in his conclusion, urged that rather than adopting abortive system of tackling the myriads of security problems in the country, the central government needs to look deep down and design the solutions.
I my opinion, the federal government should take a deep consideration to Fayemi's statement. He is making a very vital point and this could be the perfect solution to the menace of insurgency in Nigeria.
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