ANDY UBA WANTS BETTER FUNDING FOR POLICE
Following the recent attack on a police station in Nnewi North Local Government Area in Anambra State which further exposed the vulnerability of the security agencies, the Federal Government has been urged to inrease the funding of the force to achieve better result.
Speaking after paying a visit to the police station and the site of the attack, the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone, Senator Andy Uba said: This attack is not only unfortunate, but barbarick. How can people just be so lawless and threaten the security of not only the law enforcement agencies, but the peace-loving people of the state?
Senator Uba described the level of destruction as very devastating and incredible.'
I am shocked by the level of destruction to the police station as well as the loss of life of the police officers who were carrying out their duty of maintaining the peace. It is so sad that they had to die in the line of duty of keeping the peace. May their souls rest in peace and may God console and take care of the family they left behind.
Senator Uba further said 'Apart from being sorry, I also call on the Federal Government to increase the funding of the Nigerian police force. I was appalled by the deplorable state of the station. I am amazed at how the police are able to sustain themselves with poor facilities and poor welfare. I therefore call on the Federal Government to increase funding for the police to make them more effective.'
'I have invited the Inspector General of Police to asses the level of the damage so that renovation can be carried out as soon as possible.'
Dr Uba further appealed for support from the government for the Inspector General of police Alhaji MD Abubakar to make his job of securing lives and properties effective.'
With his track records as an operation officer, the IG deserves the support of all and sundry to succeeed in this huge task of providing security for all. If he gets the need backing, then the security of lives and properties can be guaranteed.'