Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Reno Omokri, has urged southern governors to start arming their state police.
Omokri said the governors should arm their state police the same way Kano State armed Hisbah.
He noted that whatever law empowered Hisbah should also allow southern governors to establish their own version.
The former presidential aide made the appeal while frowning at the review of grazing reserves by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a tweet, the former presidential aide wrote: “With today’s order by Buhari for grazing reserves in 25 states, southern governors should start arming their state police in exactly the same way Kano has armed Hisbah.
“Whatever law allows Kano to have Hisbah should also allow southern states to have their own version!”
Buhari had approved recommendations of the committee which reviewed 368 grazing sites in Nigeria.
The reserves cut across 25 states and the review will determine the levels of encroachment.
The directive followed his approval of the report of the team chaired by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
The committee proposed the collection of field data on the 368 reserves to assess encroachers as well as stakeholder engagements and sensitization.