Sen. Istifaus Gyang, representing Plateau North Senatorial District, has stated that the creation of State police can help solve the myriad of security challenges facing the country.
Gyang said this on Sunday during an interactive session with newsmen in Vom, Jos South Local Government Area of the state during the inauguration of some projects executed by Rep. Dachung Bagos, the lawmaker representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of the state.
He decried the rising spate of killings and wanton destruction of farmlands and other property in his district.
The lawmaker, therefore, urged the Federal Government to heed to the public demand for the creation of state police.
In his words, “The welfare and wellbeing of Nigerians is the primary responsibility and purpose of governance.
“Insecurity in Plateau North has become alarming and our people have been surviving by the grace of God.
“But to ensure the total safety of lives and property in any part of this country today, there is the need for state police.
“That has been our position in Plateau for long and because of the rising spate of insecurity, other parts of the country have joined us in calling for the creation of state police.
“So, I want to urge that the ongoing review of the 1999 constitution should address critical issues that will guarantee the safety and wellbeing of the people by making provision for the establishment of state police,” Gyang said.
He also called on government at all levels and the security agencies to be proactive in their approach to ending the escalating security challenges.