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State police not solution to nation’s woes – Cleric

Nsukka – Bishop Aloysius Agbo of Nsukka Anglican Diocese has said the establishment of state police was not the solution to solving the problem of the country.

Agbo told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Nsukka, yesterday, that what government should do to tackle the insecurity was to equip and sanitise the police by removing the “bad eggs” among them.

He said: “Corruption will increase if state police is established without sanitising the federal police. If police is sanitised, well-paid and adequately-equipped, it will surmount any security challenge.

“If the system is not overhauled, those that will be recruited in the state police will be infected with the same corruption virus.”

He urged government to tackle the security challenges before it got out of hand.

Agbo also urged those behind the incessant bombing in the country to respect the sanctity of life, adding that nobody had the right to take the life of another person.


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