Owing to the rate of increase in crimes like kidnapping, car snatching armed robbery, drug and human trafficking among others in the Northern part of the country, concerned citizens from the North have cried out to the federal government seeking and recommending private security experts with the technical intelligence to efficiently combat crime in the area, saying that the activities of the Nigeria police force needs to be supplemented.
In a passionate appeal made by the group comprising residents from most northern states residing in Abuja to Buhari administration, they said that a formidable security expert and crime fighter ‘Ali Kwara Crime Control Team’, well known for their effort in containing crime within the cities in the north should be empowered and reinforced by the government.
Ali Kwara, an influential security expert and special adviser on security matters to various governments is a nightmare to criminals in the north. According to the group, “Ali Kwara who is a household name in crime control has recently maintained cold feet to insecurity issues in the north which is worrisome. Notably, he has been recommended as a person who is capable to carefully and strategically bring an end to the challenges of insecurity in northern Nigeria based on his previous success and achievements in crime control.” The group said.
Northern Nigeria has witnessed several and countless security challenges in recent times, and its sheered impact is indeed devastating. However, residents in the north have expressed imperative dissatisfaction to the outrageous damages caused by perpetrators, as well as the need to secure a firm solution to issues of insecurity and crime management in the nation.
Spokesperson to the group, Babangida Usman, a trader from Kano in presentation reacted to the present situation of crime misplacement. He said “There has been so much stealing and snatching of cars, robbery in markets and homes. Today is one kidnap case, tomorrow is another. However, the Nigerian police force is trying its best but their effort needs support because the situation is fast deteriorating.”
Usman went further to narrate his experience saying, “I remember when I was doing business in Bauchi, I recall clearly the impact of Ali Kwara led vigilante group, and how their impact was evident in fighting crime in the area. It was indeed a success because it restored discipline, safety and peace to the people. I am using this opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to explore the skills and strategies of Ali Kwara in combating crime and insecurity in the northern region of Nigeria.”
Another member of the group, Aruwa Sadiq from Kaduna, also challenged the Nigeria government saying that military interventions on civil related issues are undemocratic. He sustained his assertion by saying that the need to encourage and empower the likes of Ali Kwara is sin qua non. He identified the recent outbreak of crisis in several states, saying that this wouldn’t have been if we had local security experts that can engage quick interventions when there is such outbreak.
While reacting to the demands and recommendations of the people, Alex Nwankwo, the media aid to Mr. Ali Kwara told the group and some media persons that his boss is willing and able to take up any task that relates to security check in the country. Nwankwo stated that if Mr. Ali Kwara is encouraged and empowered by the federal government, the issues of insecurity in the north will be thrown overboard.