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BREAKING: Buhari Urged To Use Israel’s Cybernetics To Fight Insecurity

IGP, Buhari and COAS
                                  IGP, Buhari and COAS

Security stakeholders have urged the federal government to use cybernetic technology from Israel, Pakistan and Singapore to effectively address NIgeria’s acute insecurity.

They gave the advice at the National Policy and Development Summit on Thursday in Abuja.

The conference was organised by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Policy Development and Analysis, Ibrahim Hassan.

The theme of the conference was ‘Nigeria’s Security Challenges and the Way Forward.’

Mr Hassan said, “After this meeting, we shall put together an advisory to Mr President and all the relevant security agencies and we hope it will go a long way to address the issues of insecurity in the country.”

A participant, Ahmed Muhammad said that security was a permanent issue in the world, adding that Nigeria is not new to challenges but that things are not being addressed in a serious manner.

Mr Muhammad explained that if a country did not provide security for its citizens, mineral resources and wealth,  such a country is bound to experience crises.

According to him, if not checkmated, criminals can mine the country’s resources, make money to buy lethal weapons and begin to fight against the country.

“Our security system should be linked to security institutions across the world. This will enhance our cybernetic strategy in dealing with an insurgency, kidnapping, armed robbery, internet fraud and banditry.

“Nigeria may not know sponsors of insurgency and other forms of criminality in the country. Other countries may know, but because, we don’t have anything binding with them, they may not tell or show us who the sponsors are,” Mr Muhammad said.

Another participant from the Chartered Institute of Risk Management, Nkechi Akubuiro, said there was the need to create awareness among youths and re-orient them on the dignity of labour.

“We need to review our educational system to graduate employable individuals and provide a conducive environment for employment. Sponsors of the menace we are facing today which are mostly elites should be traced and punished,” Mrs Akubuiro said.

Meanwhile, the Commandant General of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, represented by the Assistant Commandant General in charge of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Jonathan Iyogho, narrated the responsibility of the corps and its challenges.

“We need technology to assist in our work. Also, unregistered SIM cards have become an issue, because criminals use them and they can’t be traced.

“The National Identity Number (NIN) is a good development because we need to know who and how many we are.

“More important, there is a need for synergy among all security agencies in the country, like a joint task force. This will enable us to do more than what we are doing now,” he said.


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