Shekarau  Cautions FG  Against Allowing State Police carrying Arms 

Former Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shakarau, has cautioned  the federal government against allowing the operatives of the proposed state police to carry firearms and other dangerous weapons.

Even though he reiterated his support for the creation of the state police, Shekarau warned that “the operatives must not be allowed to carry firearms and other dangerous weapons.”

Senator Shekarau, a former minister of education, however, expressed fear that if not properly implemented, the proposed state police can aggravate political hooliganism in many states

Recall that the presidency and all 36 state governors as well as other stakeholders had unanimously agreed on the creation of state police over incessant security challenges across the country.

But the former Kano governor, while appearing on a Kano-based Arewa Radio expressed his fear with the spate of lingering political violence across many states in the country

He added that most of the atrocities were allegedly sponsored and promoted by politicians.

He advised that the decentralized police should be tailored around the model of the Kano State Hisbah Board, which was used to address cases of social vices during his tenure in office as a governor of the


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