The leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Faseun, has called for the establishment of community police throughout the country.
Faseun made the call in Ibadan yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He opined that when established, the outfit would assist in combating the rate of insecurity plaguing the country.
He added that “it is not possible to ask a policeman from the north eastern part of the country to come and arrest a criminal in the South-West. It is not possible’’.
The OPC leader condemned the recent bombing at the police headquarters in Abuja and some states in the northern part of the country, calling on all Nigerians to be vigilant.
“All of us must be vigilant. We must be ready to assist the police by giving them relevant information. because these criminals live among us,’’ he noted.
Faseun called on President Goodluck Jonathan to “rise up to the situation by ensuring that those behind the bombings were brought to book.
On the OPC as an ethnic organisation, he said it was currently conducting fresh registration of members ``because the OPC is now enlarged.
``We need to monitor all our members, hence the new identification card. The organisation is spreading wide and we cannot tolerate any misconduct from anybody,’’ he said. (NAN)