By Victor Ahiuma-Young
Ota—NATIONAL Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE, weekend in Ota, Ogun State, pleaded with security agencies, especially the police to work closer with local communities to curb increasing insecurity of lives and property across the country.
The union in a statement decried the continued wanton killing of innocent Nigerians across the country by killer herdsmen and other bandits.
Against the backdrop of the recent killings of innocent people by armed herders in Plateau, Taraba and Benue states, the union in a statement by its President, Comrade Babatunde Olatunji, contended the security agencies could do more by collaborating with the local communities to get necessary information about criminals and their activities to nip security threats and planned attacks in the bud.
“One of the major duties of the Government is the protection of lives and property of its citizens and we are calling on the Government to brace up and be courageous enough in the performance of this duty. It is like the security agencies especially the police seem helpless in the face of the mindless and unprovocative killing of innocent Nigerians. Our union, therefore, calls for an overhaul of all security apparatus in the country and possibly more recruitment into the agencies to enable them deal with the high waves of crime.”
The union leader advocated establishment of a special squad of military and other forces to be permanently stationed in the troubled prone areas of Plateau, Taraba and Benue states.