Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel has again stressed the need for state Police to effectively combat crimes at local levels before such crimes escalate to national level.
The governor who spoke today on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily live from Abuja said that the involvement of state police and the “locals” will reduce certain attacks.
He aid that his government has set up a committee, headed by the Commissioner of Police of the state and other security agencies to seek solution to the herdsmen and farmers clashes in the state.
On the abducted female students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, Uduaghan said that it has now becomes a challenge for both Nigeria and international communities.
Governor Uduaghan said that before the abduction of the Chibok girls, there had been various ethnic and religious crises affecting the nation but “the Chibok abduction became the high point of concern.”
He called on Nigerians to stand solidly behind President Goodluck Jonathan to give him all the support that he needs in dealing with the issues of terrorism, even as he expressed delight on the supports from international countries such as the US, France, UK, amongst others in the fight against terrorism and finding the abducted Chibok girls.
He said that his government has mobilized the traditional rulers to meet with their communities in order to stop the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state, adding that there is the need for communities and village heads to hold regular meetings and look into issues affecting the communities.