Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said it was high time Nigeria considered the establishment of state police, following the #EndSARS protests which rocked parts of the country.
Specifically, the governor said the recent happenings in the country provided an opportunity to redesign the security architecture between the states and the Federal Government.
The governor made this known while welcoming his colleagues to the meeting of Northern leaders, including state governors and traditional rulers, on Monday in Kaduna, where they condemned #EndSARS protests.
Governor El-Rufai asked, “Is it not time to make the establishment of state police a key part of policing reforms?
“Has the recent crisis not exposed again the inadequacy of the numbers, ordnance, training and unitary structure of the police in a federation?”
“In our view, it is an understatement to describe the last few weeks as challenging moments for our country.
“A cry by the youth for reform of policing has somehow snowballed into tragic events and a challenge to the authority of the Nigerian state.”