No doubt, Nigeria is a country with great potential, however, in recent times, the activities of criminal elements over the years have prevented the country from moving forward. A conference of society groups and the military has ended in Abuja with a resolve to foster better corporation between the security forces and the society.
According to the organizers, better corporation will generate actionable intelligence needed to tackle the security challenges in a country.
It’ s two days after the Kaduna train attack and there’ s a dire need for better security in the country. This group in Abuja is emphatic that improved cooperation between security forces and members of the society is a better option in tackling the security challenges plaguing the countries.
” There’ s need for vehicle which will foster speedy response in putting an end to the insecurities challenges in Nigeria. Also, it’ s time for all hands to be on deck to address this touching issues as we war against the nefarious forces bedeviling this country. ”
The benefits according to the group is that better corporation would provide a platform for improved intelligence gathering and situation that will show all the capacity of security forces to respond to threat.
” Galvanized nationwide cooperation between the civil society, the military and the security community has been recorded to enhance information gathering and transmission which are necessary in empowering the security forces with superior advantages in dealing with security issues like violence, insurgency, banditry and others. ”
It’ s not the first time that meetings or conferences would be held on improving corporation between security forces and members of society but what happens afterwards is the question.
Many Nigerians have reacted to this and below are some of their reactions:
John said ” Honestly, the issue of banditry is getting out of hand, imagine the innocent live that were lost on that train. May God help this country. ”
Peace said ” The government need to take a holistic approach in curbing this menace. They should also go after the hideout of this criminal elements.