- Some of the security challenges in Nigeria is due to poor welfare in the country according to Agyole
- Agyole also claimed that inadequate training of security operatives is part of the challenges
- According to him, these are responsible for the inability to keep law and order
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Abbey Agyole has blamed some of the security challenges on what he describes as poor welfare and inadequate training of security operatives.
Agyole who was a former commissioner of police in Kaduna state disclosed this on Tuesday, August 11, during an interview on Channels Television.
According to him, this has led to the inability of the police to maintain law and order in the country.
Going further, he urged the federal and state governments to equip the military, police, and other security agencies.
“Security is a very expensive project. The state must commit resources to equip the Police Force. For now, our capacity to effectively maintain law and order is diminishing gradually because the training is not there, the welfare is not there,” he said.
Going further, he called for synergy among the agencies.
He said if there is a harmonious relationship, the security challenges facing the country will be better tackled.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has said that Boko Haram terrorists have been pushed out of all the north-eastern states except Borno.
The army chief made the statement on Monday, August 10, at a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement issued by a presidential publicist, Garba Shehu.
“There are no Boko Haram terrorists in neighbouring states. They have been pushed out, and are now cornered in Borno state," the army chief reportedly said.
Speaking at the meeting, Buhari said the government is coordinating with civil and traditional authorities in a bid to improve security in the country.
He promised that his administration will not relent in its efforts to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.
Legit.ng had also reported that there is a request that the Nigeria Police should be empowered to use heavy artillery. The call was made by governors of north-east states according to the governors, this will help bridge the manpower deficit in the Armed Forces.
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