Gov Kefas Opposes Creation Of State Police

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Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas has opposed the move to create state police, insisting that the existing security outfits are capable of addressing the security challenges confronting the nation.

The governor stated this on Tuesday while he played host to the Commandant, Army Operation Whirl Stroke in charge of Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states, Gen. L G. Leptang, at the Government House, Jalingo, state’s capital.

Kefas said after serving in the Nigerian military for some years, he knows what the military and other security operatives of Nigeria are capable of doing to national security.

“That is why when people are talking about the creation of state police I keep quiet. I know the capability of the Nigerian Army and other security operatives of the country, I know that you are great assets to Nigeria, but what you need is the necessary support and enabling environment to discharge your duties,” Kefas stated.

He further revealed that his government was collaborating with neighbouring states and the Republic of Cameroon to form a common front where security issues bordering the states would be discussed.

“We have been making ways to collaborate with governors of our neighbouring states and the Governor in Cameroon where we can synergise to tackle insecurity at our borders. The criminals must be fished out for the law-abiding citizens to live in peace,“ he said.

On his part, Gen. L G. Leptang told the Governor that he was in the state with his team to pay a courtesy visit and inform the Taraba State governor about some challenges facing the operation and seek solutions to them.

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