Senate to Consider Direct Funding of Police

The Senate is to consider direct funding of the Nigerian police to enable it confront the security challenges facing the country squarely.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim stated this yesterday during an assessment tour of the special team deployment along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway to combat the menace of kidnapping.

Ibrahim who was conducted round the operational locations of the police along the Kaduna-Abuja highway to check the activities of the bandits by the Kaduna State commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, lamented the poor funding of police operations.

He urged the police authorities to deploy their men to the forest to flush out the criminals from their hideouts.

Ibrahim promised that his committee would push for a bill that will ensure that at least one per cent of the federal allocation is set aside for security operations by the police.

He stressed that a situation where the police use funds meant for purchasing of equipment and welfare of its personnel for special operations was unfortunate unacceptable.

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