19 April 2021 By Georgina Humphrey
The Federal Government has been urged to decentralize security outfits to combat security challenges confronting the nation.
A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr. Aliyu Isa Shatta made the call while featuring on ” Perspectives” a Kapital FM Current Affairs Programme in Abuja.
Discussing on the topic ” Emerging Security outfits across the country and what it portends to National Security” Mr. Shatta appealed to both Federal and State Governments to provide all necessary logistics to security agencies to assist in checking criminality in every region.
He explained that across the globe different states have different security outfits based on their peculiar situations hence the need for different approaches in tackling various crimes.
The Public Affairs Analyst who urged Government to provide modern technologies in tackling insecurity stressed that for any government security agency to recruit personnel there must be a template to also train them.
Also contributing on the programme, a Security Expert, Mr. Julius Olaniyan called on Government at all levels to address fundamental issues before setting up a template for recruitment of personnel into security agencies.
Mr. Olaniyan who said about six million arms and weapons are in circulation in the wrong hands in various parts of the country called on government at all levels to proffer lasting solutions in tackling the rising security challenges.
He explained that the proliferation of arms in Nigeria could be attributed to a number of factors, which includes surplus of arms that were used during elections whereby, these arms found their way into the hands of illegal arms dealers, security entrepreneurs, ethnic militia groups, private military companies, and local smugglers leading to the ongoing insecurity in the country.
He expressed regret that most of the Nigerian borders are porous, therefore giving room for influx, movement and exit of arms, human and drug trafficking.
Mr. Olaniyan who said there is no government structure in place to mop up weapons appealed to the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency start mopping up arms and weapons in circulation across the country.
A caller on the programme from Maitama, Abuja, Mr. Emmanuel Inyang however decried the high level of corruption in Nigeria that constituted various security risks confronting the nation.