Insecurity: Criminals have more sophisticated weapons than Nigeria's security agencies - IGP

Insecurity: Criminals have more sophisticated weapons than Nigeria's security agencies - IGP

- The inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, said criminals have more sophisticated weapons than all the security agencies in the country

- Adamu said the increase in the number of crisis in the south is connected with the proliferation of more sophisticated arms

- The IGP hinted that the weapons are being smuggled to the country through the sea, adding that the criminals stealing crude and other products parade such sophisticated weapons

When criminals boast of possessing more sophisticated weapons than all the security agencies in a country, then there is a need for everyone to feel concerned. This is the situation Nigeria has found itself.

According to the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, none of the security agencies in the country has the calibre of weapons in the possession of criminals.

The police chief made this known at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, February 19, when he received senior officers of the police, Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies, Daily Trust reports.

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Adamu said there is a correlation between the increase in crisis in southern Nigeria and the number of weapons in the hands of militants.

The IGP hinted that the weapons are being smuggled to the country through the sea, adding that the criminals stealing crude and other products parade such sophisticated weapons.

“The calibre of weapons they’re carrying, none of us in the law enforcement agencies are carrying them," he said.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government of Nigeria is maximising all opportunities at its disposal to make insurgency, insecurity and terrorism a thing of the past in the country.

One of such avenues to profer practical solutions to these related problems made itself available in a high-profile meeting at the Nigerian Police headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, February 18.

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This was the general assembly of the African Police Organization (AFRIPOL) attended by IGP Adamu and the president of the body, H. E. Khelifa Ounissi of Algeria.

At the gathering, IGP Adamu called for support from the Algerian government with respect to measures of combating violent crimes in all parts of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Senate president of Nigeria, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, February 18, called for a beefing-up of security at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

Lawan made this call to security operatives during an emergency meeting with the leadership of the Senate on Tuesday.

He stressed that to this effect, an urgent arrangement will be made to tighten security at the complex and also make sure officers were more on red alert in case of any eventually.

The Senate boss said that this became necessary after he was informed by the DSS of threats of attack on the building.

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He said: “Personally I had a report from the DSS that we had a security threat. Many unknown and uninvited people came or are coming into the National Assembly complex and we felt we shouldn’t take this lightly.

“From today we have to find a temporary solution to support the security arrangement here. We will find a more permanent solution by the time the entire environment is remodelled.”

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