Group condemns call for state police

A group known as Initiative for Demonstarting Change in Nigeria, Monday spoke against the idea state police being canvassed in the country.

It expressed fears that state government would use state police to intimidate opposition.

Comrade Chinedu Ogah , national coordinator of the group disclosed this  in Abakaliki  during a meeting with journalists, stating that the nation was not matured for such police.

Ogah however condemned politics of vendetta, intimidation and harassment which he said is being played in the country and urged actors to play by the rules.

“We disagree with state police.  If you create state police, it must be hijacked by politicians and must be loyal for any state government in power. If I am having an issue with you, you will use the state police to intimidate and harass me.

“If you have a state police in a state that has opposition, a counselor in the ruling party will use it to intimidate you. So, we are not mature for state police because the type of politics we play in this nation is such that people are victimized, molested and intimidated”, he said.

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