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Attacks on security officials are on the rise

Attacks on security officials are on the rise
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Non-state killed 138 police officers in eight months across the country in 2022.

The menace of the looming Insecurity issue in Nigeria is on a vast level with the rising killings of security officials in the country. Outbreaks of violence, unrest and insurgency by non-state actors across the country have claimed the lives of many security officers while also debilitating the country’s security capacity, which is already in shambles. Based on a compilation of data obtained from the Council on Foreign Relations’ Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), in 2022, non-state killed 138 policemen in eight months across the country.

A week ago, seven Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officers, alongside five other officials of sister security agencies, lost their lives in an attack by bandits at the Kuriga mining site in Birnin Gwari local government area, Kaduna. The NSCDC made it known that the personnel were killed while on official duty under the State Ministry of Mines. Also, four police officers were killed recently during an attack on the convoy of a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim.

3 policemen were killed in an armed robbery attack on a bullion van.

In another incident on June 30, 2022, gunmen killed three police officers at a checkpoint in Enugu State. Gunmen also attacked a police station in Anambra State in April and killed four police officers after setting the station ablaze. Three policemen were also killed by an armed robbery that attacked a bullion van In Ibadan, Oyo State. Also, in Ogominana, Kogi State, gunmen attacked a police station and killed three police officers. The rising occurrence of the uncalled situation is at an alarming rate.

Reasons behind these killings are identified to have risen from the activities of unknown gunmen, Eastern Security Network (ESN), armed robbers, kidnappers, and security operatives. Some have pointed to the ongoing conflict with Boko Haram and other extremist groups, while others have cited issues of poverty and unemployment as contributing factors. Nevertheless, it requires concerted efforts and comprehensive measure from the government, stakeholders and citizens to address the situation and restore the glory of Nigeria’s security forces.

One potential approach is to supply adequate weapon to security officers.

While it is essential to increase national security, it is also reprehensible and must be denounced in the most unambiguous terms for being committed against individuals sworn to protect and serve the public. One potential approach would be to expand the resources and training available to security officers. This may include supplying adequate weapons and equipment, as well as training on the most up-to-date strategies for countering terrorist organizations and organized criminals from operating in the country.

As a corollary, enhancing national intelligence and surveillance capabilities is crucial to identifying and apprehending the perpetrators. In addition, it is crucial to address the underlying social and economic concerns that are contributing to the violence. One way to do this is to fund initiatives to improve access to education and other necessities, as well as to reduce poverty and unemployment. As with the problem of violence and insecurity as a whole, efforts must be taken to eradicate corruption and enhance governance at all levels.

Officials should collaborate with civil society organizations.

More significantly, government and security organizations should work hand in hand with communities impacted by violence to give them a say in how these problems are addressed. As part of this process, officials should collaborate with religious and traditional leaders as well as civil society organizations to develop channels of open communication and encourage participation. The ultimate safety and well-being of all Nigerians will be ensured as long as these measures are in place, given that they will increase civilian support and collaboration with security authorities.


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10 days ago

Attacks on security officials are on the riseNon-state killed 138 police officers in eight months across the country in 2022. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
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9 days ago

It is so unfortunate that our security personnel are now being attacked by terrorists. We need to overhaul our security structure to get the right things done.

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9 days ago

The growing number of people killed in the line of duty as security personnel in Nigeria is raising the stakes of an already serious problem. Nigeria’s security situation is becoming increasingly precarious.

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9 days ago

The National Security and Civil Defense Corps has made it known that the servicemen were slain while doing their duties for the State Ministry of Mines.

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9 days ago

To remedy the issue and rehabilitate the reputation of Nigeria’s armed forces, the government, the many stakeholders, and the people of Nigeria all need to work together and take comprehensive action.

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9 days ago

It is of the utmost importance to address the fundamental social and economic issues that are leading to the violence.

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9 days ago

The frequency with which the uncalled-for circumstance occurs is increasing at a startlingly rapid rate, and this trend must be stopped.

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9 days ago

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Last edited 9 days ago by Godsewill Ifeanyi
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9 days ago

Due to the increased civilian support and collaboration with security officials, the safety and well-being of all Nigerians will be guaranteed as long as these measures are in place.

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9 days ago

instruction on the most cutting-edge methods for preventing terrorist organizations and other forms of organized crime from operating within the country

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9 days ago

More and more Nigerian security personnel are being slain while on the job, increasing the gravity of an already dire situation. The state of national security in Nigeria is deteriorating rapidly.

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9 days ago

Increasing the training and resources available to security officers is one such strategy. This may entail providing sufficient tools and weaponry as well as instruction on the most recent tactics to stop terrorist groups and organized crime from operating in the nation.

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9 days ago

To remedy the issue and rehabilitate the reputation of Nigeria’s armed forces, the government, the many stakeholders, and the people of Nigeria all need to work together and take comprehensive action.

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9 days ago

It is a terrible turn of events that members of our security force are currently being targeted by terrorists. In order to get the proper things done, our security system needs to be completely rethought.

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9 days ago

As long as these precautions are taken, the health and safety of every Nigerian will be ensured, thanks to the enhanced cooperation and assistance from the civilian population that has been provided by the government’s security forces.

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9 days ago

Our security officer are been attack and killed our security structure need to be reform to make it better we are losing our officers we need to stop our security personnel getting killed

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9 days ago

The situations in the country is very tense and is tending towards anarchy that is why we are having increase in the attack of security officers

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9 days ago

The government, the numerous parties, and the people of Nigeria must all cooperate and take comprehensive measures to address the problem and restore the prestige of Nigeria’s military forces.

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9 days ago

Attacks on security officials are on the rise. Nothing is working in Nigeria now. Everything in Nigeria is upside-down now and the number one cause of it is government

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8 days ago

The increased collaboration and help from the civilian population that has been provided by the government’s security forces will protect the health and safety of every Nigerian as long as these steps are implemented.

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8 days ago

It is not surprising that Attacks on security officials are on the rise because an average Nigerian have lost confidence in the government and distrust in security officials.

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