In another development, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Afenifere have faulted President Buhari’s position on state police and grazing routes as he restated his opposition, saying it was not an option for addressing  insecurity in the country.

He alluded to the propensity for governors to abuse their powers as his
argument against state police.

His remark came amid push from most quarters in the country to
decentralise policing, which has already led to the setting up of regional
security outfits by some state governments.

The President also insisted that the establishment of grazing routes
would solve the problem of farmers, herders’ clashes in the country.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu,  accused
the President of being comfortable with the state of insecurity in the
country, insisting that the President’s statement that state police was not
an option suggested that the situation might not be about to change.

Also responding, the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, carpeted
the President stating that the 1999 Constitution which Nigeria presently
operates cannot address some of the issues bedevilling the country and
called for a national dialogue to create a new Constitution ahead of the
2023 general elections.