By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-THE ceaseless spate of killings by herdsmen across the country which the government has been battling to arrest could be easily be addressed through adoption of ranching and state police, a presidential hopeful, Samuel Mbonu, has said.
To this end, Mbonu, who has declared his intention to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari, said he would consider establishment of ranching and state police if elected as president.
Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, yesterday, the Executive Director at the Nigerian-American Leadership Council, NALC,said he believed the measures will permanently end the ongoing crises in the country.
According to him, his administration, if elected, would give adequate priority to improving the conditions of security operatives.
“I will improve the conditions of those who serve us, like police. And include traditional leaders as part of security intelligence because they have informal information about what is going on in their micro communities.
“We do not have state police yet and that must be looked into. An ideal state police would be what we have in America, where the chiefs of police are voted for by the general public, so as to check their overall criminal background and efficiency.
“We will also introduce ranches for grazing for herdsmen. This will help grow that sector of economy and also introduction of new technologies to multiply plan, “he said.
The politician presented a five point agenda which he said his administration will focus on.
The agenda include security, power, economy, political and governance and youth and girl child education.
He also said he would liaise with community leaders on how to tackle the country’s security challenges.