By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has rejected the clamour for the establishment of state Police by some Nigerians especially state governors .
MSSN in a communique issued at the end of its National executive council meeting held at the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Headquarters (NSCIA), National Mosque complex Abuja made
available to newsmen in Ibadan described the call for the establishment of state Police as not only frightening but threatening looking at how security issues and politics are handled by some state governors.
“The recent clamour from some quarters for the establishment of state police is not only frightening but threatening, looking at how security issues and politics are handled by some state governors. We therefore reject it in totality and call on all well-meaning citizens to stand against this move to prevent Nigerians from experiencing anarchy” it said.
MSSN in the communiweek.also sympathized with the victims, families and all Nigerians over the recent attacks that claimed the lives of many people and specifically very recently in Zamfara state in which over 40 people and left others with injuries last week
“The Society sympathizes with the victims, families and the entire people of Nigeria over the bandit attacks that claimed the lives of many people and, specifically very recently in Zamfara state in which over 40 people and left others with injuries last week.”
MSSN added in the communique signed by its National Amir/President, Muhammad Jameel Muhammad that “the Society calls on government and security agencies to as a matter of urgency device means of bringing a lasting solution to this lingering problem once and for all”.
” Not long ago similar killings that claimed innocent lives in Benue, Taraba and Adamawa were witnessed and yet the government shows no encouraging commitment to bringing the culprits to book. Kidnapping and armed robbery have become the news of the day and people are living in fear over their safety on the roads and at their homes. While appreciating the efforts of this government in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency, we pray that same commitment and vigour will be put in place to check the aforementioned security challenges.”
On the lingering fuel crisis and speculations about increase in pump price as well as economic hardship suffered by Nigerians, MSSN stressed that that things are going out of hand and that government should face the issue with empathy and all seriousness to reduce the sufferings of the masses.