The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammdu Maigari Dingyadi, has advised state governments against constitutional infractions in the wake of the launch of Amotekun security outfit in the South-West geopolitical zone.
He gave the advice in an interaction with newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday.
According to the police affairs minister, the constitution clearly identified security as the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government.
Dindyadi noted that although help from various quarters, especially state governments, was welcome, no illegality should be perpetrated under this guise.
“The Constitution of the country is clear about this, and any infractions will not be condoned,” the minister warned.
However, he acknowledged assistance of the state governments in maintaining security in their various domains.
Meanwhile, Dingyadi disclosed that the police was ready to take over security in areas previously troubled by insurgency.
He stated this while reacting to plans by the Federal Government to withdraw the military from some hitherto troubled spots across the country.
The minister said that the police was presently synergising with the military and other security agencies to smoothen the process.