FG, states ready to break up Nigeria police: The federal government and governors have eventually agreed to decentralizing the Nigeria police to improve its service and security in the country.
To this effect, a Committee comprising state governors and Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris was set up during the Thursday National Executive Council meeting in Abuja .
Members of the Committee include the Governors of Zamfara, Ondo, Plateau, Ebonyi, Katsina, Edo and Borno states, who will work with the IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
At the NEC meeting, the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), assured that the intelligence community and security agencies will continue to sustain current efforts to mitigate the security challenges across the country.
Briefing State House correspondents, the Deputy Governor of Benue state, Mr. Benson Abounu, commended the efforts of the security agencies at mitigating the spate of insecurity in the state.
He especially thanked the security agencies for the thoroughness of Operation Whirl-Stroke, mounted by the Nigerian Army, in Benue State for their decisive operation which, according to him, has brought relative peace to the state.
“The security situation in Benue State has improved significantly. Now many Internally Displaced Persons have returned home, the State is relatively calm,” Abounu said.