The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) on Wednesday, July 25, expressed worry over Boko Haram insurgency and clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country, Vanguard reports.
The private security management professionals also expressed concern over the way and manner the federal government is handling the Boko Haram insurgency and clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
The group added that the way the situation is handled will determine whether the 2019 general elections will hold as planned or not.
Legit.ng gathered that Dame Victoria Ekhomu, the chairman African Advisory Council of the Association, speaking ahead of its 2018 ASIS International Security conference said that the government needs to understand the risk involved and manage it.
Ekhomu said: “Aside from the fact that the incident has left thousands of people dead, many people can no longer carry out their business activities. If the issue is not properly addressed, it will definitely affect coming election negatively.
“Government needs to use intelligence to understand why this group is operating, where their source of funding is coming from and take an appropriate step before the election period.”
Chief executive officer of ASIS International, Peter O’Neil, speaking on the forthcoming conference, said: “We have highly skilled experts who will be proffer solutions on cyber-security and impact of insecurity on the economy.
“ASIS International is an international NGO that represents 35,000 global security practitioners, who practice in different aspects of security related.”
In a previous report by Legit.ng, the federal government on Tuesday, June 19, presented a 6-point plan to end the growing crisis between herdsmen and farmers across Nigeria.
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The presentation of the new plan was made by the technical adviser to the National Economic Council (NEC), Andrew Kwasari, in Abuja and attended by the minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh, and the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.
During the presentation, Kwasari showed that the plan stemmed from the meetings and recommendations by the federal of agriculture and rural development and NEC in 2017, Vanguard reports.
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