Following the insecurity situation in the country, a group of security experts on Monday has highlighted the thirty-six state governors in the country as antidotes, claiming that the governors remained a major key to the insecurity solution in the country.
Speaking as a group of panelists at the fourth annual colloquium of the Galaxy Clique Offa with the theme, “Emerging Trends and Insecurity in our Communities: Challenges and Solutions,” the security experts also called on state governors to give adequate support and assistance to security agencies to tackle “worrisome” security challenges.
The team of panelists at the colloquium included a former director of National Military Strategy at the National Defence College, Abuja, Air Vice Marshal Ishaq Balogun (Retired), Assistant Inspector General of Police, Remi Opadokun (Retired), Oyo state commandant of Amotekun, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (Retired) and the executive chairman of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Mrs. Shade Omoniyi, as well as other traditional security operatives.
Balogun who urged state governors to improve relationship with security agencies and organise regular show of force, said the only language understood by terrorists was show of force.
The security experts, who identified drivers of insecurity to include unemployment and poverty, said that extreme poverty could lead to crime, also suggested quality leadership, rule of law, development of the nation’s security architecture, improved community policing, restructuring the Nigeria state, technical career education, resuscitation of moribund industries and value/moral education as some of the key solutions to the prevalent insecurity in the country.