Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has disclosed that it is time to create state police, recruit and train more personnel to fill the vacuum in military and law enforcement agencies with the pubic during peaceful civil disobedience and protests.

The National Leader of All Progressive Congress, APC, stated this in a statement on Sunday, in which he also addressed the massacre on the #EndSARS protesters last Tuesday by soldiers at Lekki Tollgate.
In his reaction on state police, Tinubu said such state units will be based on modern principles of community policing and cooperation with locals.

His statement read in parts: “The time has come to take the necessary legal actions to allow for the creation of state police and the recruitment and training of many more police officers.

“Such state-created forces should be based on the modern tenets of community policing and optimal relations and cooperation with local communities.”

Tinubu added that: “Measures such as these are needed to cure present gaps in how military and law enforcement treat the general public.

“These proposals are important and they do not hamstring proper law enforcement and security operations.

“We know there are criminal elements in society primed to harm people and seize property. We expect this of criminals.

“What is not expected is that people will be brutalised and scarred by those commissioned to protect and serve them. This anomaly must end.

“Given all that has happened, I must stress the great theme that underlies this entire situation so that it is not obscured and its proper societal impact lost.

“The right to protest is more than integral to the democratic setting; it transcends any form of government. The following thought may seem incongruous – but the right to protest exists only where orderly society exists.”

Tinubu also discard hearsay connecting him to the protest and massacre of protesters at the Lekki tollgate.

He said further that although he got information that his enterprises 'Nation Newspaper and Television Continental, TVC, would be overrun but restraint security personnel against bloodshed.

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