- An ex-presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has called on the federal government to switch up its tactics to fight insecurity
- The politician is of the opinion that Nigeria has what it takes to tackle banditry, insurgency and kidnapping
- Okupe claims that DSS has the ability to spy into people's bedrooms if they leave their windows open
Doyin Okupe, a former senior special assistant on media and publicity to former president Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed serious concern over the way Nigeria is fighting insecurity.
The former presidential spokesman has said that the country needs to stop using archaic defensive security methods to fight insecurity.
Okupe who made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, said the country has the capacity which is not too expensive.
He explained that while in government, the DSS director stated that the agency had the ability to spy into people's bedrooms if they left their windows open.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain also added that he witnessed a demonstration first hand.
According to him, the issue of kidnapping, banditry, and other criminal activities can be stopped in six months.
Okupe also noted that during the former administration of Jonathan, satellite technology was used to track the activities of Boko Haram.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the former senior special assistant on media and publicity identified measures that can address insecurity in the country.
He made the disclosure amid the rise in kidnapping and other criminal activities across the country.
In another report, Okupe addressed the rising division among Nigerians. The former presidential spokesman said the division could lead to the breakup of the West African country if not quickly corrected by stakeholders.
Okupe was reacting to reports that northern youths had allegedly started diverting food away from the southern part of the country because of disagreement over security issues.
In series of tweets on Sunday, February 28, Okupe said the telltale signs of a breakup of the country were emerging daily.