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June 21, 2024

Insecurity: Security expert advocates research to identify crime hotspots

Insecurity: Security expert advocates research to identify crime hotspots

— We’ve distributed 250 Hilux Vans, 100 motorcycles to curb crimes in Kogi- Gov Ododo

…Advises Emir, Obas to be security heads of their communities

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

A security expert, Dr Oludotun Adetunberu, has called for an adoptable research to identify crimes hotspots in a multi-bordered states to curb incessant kidnappings and other crimes in the Nigeria.

Adetunberu, who single out Kogi, emphasized on effective combing of all forest reserves by Security agencies in the country.

He noted that Kogi State, shares border with ten States and fifty-five towns across ten states

The security expert said this during a public lecture entitled: “Interrogating the Place of Information Gathering and Intelligence Sharing in the Security Architecture Management of a Multi-Bordered Confluence State”, organised by the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti EKSU Alumni Association, Kogi State chapter in Okenne.

Adetunberu, who is the Director-General for Homeland Intelligence and Security in Ekiti State, also mentioned the setting up of inter-states, local government and towns boundaries committees to enhance their operations.

“To achieve a better solution, stakeholders on security must ensure synergy and effective information management systems”.

He called on Kogi state government with the support of the National Security Adviser, to adopt Ekiti State Model of Security Architecture Management by restructuring the security structures of the State for effective delivery.

According to him “since the major and constitutional responsibility of government as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is to protect lives and properties.

Adetunberu said that the combing exercise must integrate all the security agencies established by Kogi State Government, identified and trusted Hunters’ Association, Vigilantes Groups, Forest Guards and all the conventional security apparatus in Kogi State including the Nigeria Police Force, Military, Department of State Services and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.

He added that Date and time of operations must not be disclosed until the last minute because the terrorist already has spies among all the security agencies.

Adetunberu also noted that there must be regular meetings of all the major stakeholders such as Directors of farm settlements and Director of afforestation’s with local agencies separately to review on monthly basis all the areas required for serious combing and where needed it could be weekly or on emergency.

The Security Expert added that Emir and Obas must be the security heads of their communities and report to the monthly Statutory Meetings of the Local Government.

” The Kogi State Government with the support of the National Security Adviser to the President should identify the International Drug Cartels parading themselves as Investors in agriculture who have taken over the Farm Settlement Centers in the State with a deceitful intentions and proposal for research and using such farmland to cultivate India hemps and growing harmful and dangerous herbs.

Usman Ododo reacts

In his comment, governor, Usman Ododo, said the state government is working with other border states and that the states Security Architecture is being improved to curb the ugly trend of kidnappings and abductions.

Ododo represented by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Ismaila Issah, said the state government had procured and distributed 250 Hilux Vans and 100 motorcycles to support security agencies, local vigilante and hunters to boost their activities across the state.