Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said on Thursday that the Community Police already in the State would soon metamorphose into State Police.
He disclosed this to journalists in Abuja after he met behind closed doors over security matters with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa.
Asked his position on regional police like the case of the South West, he said that there was no plan for regional police in his zone rather community police which he said was already in place.
He explained that “we strongly believe in Nasarawa that we should start with Community Police, which is what we already have. You know we do have the Community Policing, we are trying to empower at the Community Policing which we are hoping that down the line it may grow into State Police.
“But for now, we are looking at it at the community level, then it will grow to the local government level, village level and the rest of that. So those are the kind of people that we have right now and so far, so good for us.”
He said that it was very important for the President to know what was happening in the state, adding that security situation in the state has improved very significantly.
According to him: “Security situation in our state has improved very significantly, we are very grateful to God Almighty that most of the skirmishes, most of the issues of kidnappings, banditry, armed robbery along the ways have reduced significantly.
“We have come also especially to thank Mr. President for approving the citing of Mobile Police Training School at the hills where we have the greatest problems in our state; that is the ‘Many Have Gone Hills’.
“Today, the Mobile Police are establishing a training school there and the training school is going to bring a lot of development to the area and it is going to stop most of the kidnappings around that particular spot and most of the hoodlums that we have continued to see especially at that particular spot.
“So that is something not only good for Nasarawa State but the entire country because that is the main route that people from Benue, Taraba, Cross River, Enugu and the rest of them all follow through that road to come to Abuja.
“So for the establishment of such an institution there, we have to be very grateful to Mr. President for approving the citing of that school. As I passed there this morning, work has already started. We are very grateful to the IG, we are very grateful to Mr. President.”