The Vice President professor Yemi Osinbajo has called for the creation of state police amid increasing security challenges in the country.

He made the call on Thursday at a National Assembly security summit, as he believes this would help tighten security across the nation.

According to him, the state policing system is the way to go because having a centralized system – as is currently practised, cannot effectively secure the nation.

Despite calling for the creation of state police, Professor Osinbajo also wants the Nigerian Police Force to be strengthened and proposed that the current number of police in the country be tripled.

He also called for more funding for the police as well as other security agencies. His comments come at a time when the police have come under criticism with some questioning its ability to effectively play its role.