By Jeremiah Urowayino
ASABAâ€”THE Urhobo Youth Council, UYC, has thrown its stand behind Vice President Yemi Osinbajoâ€™s call for state police to address the growing insecurity in the country.
UYC in a statement by its President, Comrade Festus Otesiri Igherebuo, made available to journalists in Warri, Delta State yesterday, stressed that the menace of violent herdsmen across the country was a valid proof for the establishment of state police.
According to him, establishing a state police is cogent component of true central advocacy system, UYC and other nationalist movements have been fronting for over the years.
Reflecting Senator Ben Murray-Bruce statement; that the problem with Nigeria is not people but the structure, the UYC leader said: â€˜â€™If we donâ€™t fix our structure, even an angel will have challenges leading Nigeria. If we fail to practise true federalism, a time may come when the Federal Government has nothing to share to states but barrels of oil to look for buyers themselves.
â€œThe advancing security threats by the heartless herdsmen across the country has legitimised our call on the government to implement the demands for the establishment of state police across the country.â€� â€œit is imperative to give power to state policing for effectively optimization of community policing, thereby addressing security threats such as herdsmenâ€™s terrorism and other social vices in the various localities will be violently addressed.â€�
â€œ Nigeria is due to fashion true central advocacy system of government as reflected in developed countries for better society and advancing economic development. He added.