News reaching Calabar Reporters states that the Inspector General (IG) of Police has ordered the Cross River State Police Commissioner to arrest anybody wearing and parading themselves as Green Police and Homeland Security Force recently inaugurated by Governor Ben Ayade.
According to top information from the Force Headquarters, such organisations contravene national laws. “It will breach national security”, said the source.
It should be recalled that sometime last year Chief Okoi Obono-obla had explained to Cross Riverians through relevant citation of the constitution that Cross River State government, and any other State government in particular, under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, cannot flag off any other security arm other than the Nigeria Police Force.
Ifere Paul has also hinted that, sources at Police Force Headquarters at Diamond Hill stated that an order has been conveyed to the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State to arrest and detain persons or group of persons under the umbrella of Green Police or Homeland Security.
Few days back, the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben fully flagged-off the Green Police and also inaugurated the Homeland Security. Although, the governor said that the two bodies working to secure the Cross River State Rainforest and the Homes and Properties of the people will never work with or carry any gun(s) of any kind. Ayade also said that, the security bodies will always be accompanied by the Nigerian Police or the Military in order to aid execute their role properly.