The National Assembly said it is currently in the process of deliberating on a set of laws that will establish a proper framework to strengthen community policing.
It also said it is focusing on strengthening intelligence gathering efforts to monitor the activities of bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists.
The local government council authorities, traditional rulers, and community leaders are encouraged to rally local vigilantes, hunters, and capable young individuals in safeguarding their communities and territories.
The leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele, disclosed this at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Bamidele said, “More than ever before, the National Assembly is working tirelessly to provide the necessary legislative framework to strengthen community policing and multi-level security architecture.
“Developing such a legal framework has become imperative at this time in our history. This plan is in the overriding public interest of safeguarding the security of lives and property, the stability of our democracy and the progress of our fatherland.
“The cases of abduction, killings, maiming, population displacement and disruption of socio-economic activities in Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara in recent times have called for an urgent and decisive action by all state actors and other stakeholders.”