Mr. Onyekachi Adekoya, Security expert and risk consultant, reveals connects Sunday Igboho’s method of fighting insecurity to governments failure.
He said this during a radio interview session with newsmen.
He noted that the recent statement of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magaji (Rtd.), saying Nigerians should defend themselves, justifies Sunday Igboho’s actions.
Mr. Adekoya said there was a need to revamp the nation’s security structure and also create state police.
According to him, “the federal police has been overburdened, and the policing structure has failed. The governors must have a say in the security situation in their states.
“Community policing is the way forward, and the solution is a decentralized police if not self-help will become the norm in the country with regards to the comment of the Minister of Defence.”
He stated that the security challenges in the Noth-East and North-West had overwhelmed the military, giving the bandits and terrorists the upper hand.
“These ongoing operations have now enabled the creation of terrorist cells in several parts of the country who have now turned it into a commercial venture.
“Kidnapping is becoming a lucrative business, and banditry is a hydra-headed problem in Nigeria now.”
Commenting on the herder-farmers crisis, he said, “Some persons are the ones sowing the seeds of discord. This crisis is not an expansionist problem. The herders are also victims of political manipulations.”