Chief Gani Adams, the National Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), has said that the creation of state police would help to reduce insecurity in the country.
Adams made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun on Saturday. He said such police would be advantageous as members would have vast knowledge of the environment than strangers from other states.
"I am one of the advocates of state police because I believe in it. "If we have state police, insecurity in the country will reduce drastically because people who live in their environment will know how to track down criminals better. "For instance, bringing a police officer from another state to secure Lagos State might not be the best solution," he said.
According to him, criminals must have done a lot of havoc before the police from another state even start to study the nooks and crannies of the new state