Nigeria’s security system needs overhaul, Plateau Senator says

Gyang Pwajok, [Photo:newsdiaryonline]

Nigeria’s security system is unable to tackle security challenges bedeviling the country.

The Nigerian security system needs to be overhauled due to the inability of security personnel to contain the security challenges, Gyang Pwajok, a Senator representing Plateau North has said.

Mr. Pwajok stated this on Wednesday in Jos at a public lecture to honour the state governor, Plateau, on his 69th birthday.

The senator, who served as the guest lecturer, said after about 100 years of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorate of Nigeria, the country’s security system seems unable to meet acceptable global standards.

He said intelligence gathered by Nigerian security officials have not yielded results leading to the loss of lives across the country.

Earlier in an address, the President of the Institute of Governance and Social Research, Isawa Eliagwu, who also served as the chairman of the occasion, dismissed insinuations making the round that state governors will use state police to promote tribalism and ethnicity in their state.

Mr. Eliagwu said that Governor Jang has transformed the state in spite of the security challenges. He said the governor had consistently called for the creation of state policing so as to assist governors of various states manage security issues effectively.


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