Benue Killings: Ekweremadu Advocates For State Police
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has said that the decentralising of police would enable federating unit to effectively protect lives and property of its citizens and residents.
Ekweremadu stated this while expressing his condolences to the people and government of Benue State over the killings of over 80 persons.
In a statement issued on occasion of the mass burial of the victims, he described the murders as a preventable loss of lives, and reiterated his call for decentralised policing.
“This is a black Thursday, not only for the people of Benue State, but also for the entire nation. My heartfelt condolences go to the government and people of Benue State as the victims of the suspected herdsmen attacks are committed to mother earth.
“While I join fellow Nigerians to pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of the victims and for fortitude to those who lost their loved ones, let me reiterate that we must avert such future occurrences by urgently rethinking our security system,” Ekweremadu said.