Nigerian government requires strong political will to tackle insecurity- Ex Cp
A former commissioner of Police, Mr Lawrence Alobi, yesterday said the Federal Government requires strong political will to tackle insecurity.
He stated this on Sunday in Abuja that “government must have the political will to tackle insecurity in the country as security and policing are technologically-driven.’’
“The Federal Government should have the political will to adequately fund security agencies and also train operatives for effective service delivery.
“If the money stolen by unscrupulous politicians was used to purchase equipment for security agencies, we will not be where we are today,’’ he said.
The ex-commissioner noted that corruption had contributed immensely to insecurity in the country.
Alobi said that if government used drones to monitor the environment, it would go a long way to check insecurity.
He noted that government also needed to secure the country`s porous borders to check the influx of illegal migrants and the proliferation of small arms.
Alobi urged Nigerians to contribute their own part by volunteering genuine information to security agencies.
On the role of police in internal security, Alobi said an untrained police officer was a threat to the society and to the police.
He said police officers required capacity building and training on professional conduct to imbibe democratic norms and values.