Nigeria needs a strong security system

Nigeria needs a strong security system
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Nigeria needs a more mechanized security system beyond the state police.

Since terrorism and banditry have deepened their roots in almost all the states in Nigeria and have affected the well-being of citizens, it is high time that the state government focused on building a more mechanized security system to combat this plague instead of depending in state police intervention. Those mechanisms include connectivity on fixed-wing, air transport, rotorcraft, and unmanned aviation in aerial firefighting, business aviation, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and more. By leveraging on those and building satellite-based tracking stations and military drones, each state will be able to tackle the insecurity challenges.

Starlink network can be utilized for this because it allows users to connect their devices anywhere in the world. It will provide users with direct access to high-speed, low-latency internet communication from space without the assistance of an Internet service provider or cable company. In this same view, the governors need to work together and link all 36 states plus FCT to the Starlink network by using the Iridium satellite network, which has a constellation of tens of thousands of satellites that are intended to enable high-speed internet access.

Government should use the available resources to tackle insurgencies.

Governors of Nigeria’s several states should prioritize the use of manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for intelligence gathering and precision airstrikes. They should purchase unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more generally known as drones, to swiftly expand the Air Force’s current drone campaign and its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) abilities. The armed drones, which are low-risk force multipliers, will be controlled by pilots stationed at air bases near the battle zones.

The Nigerian Air Force’s (NAF) surveillance aircraft and CH-3A drone can be used to track the Boko Haram insurgency with a mobile artillery system and gun trucks in the area of the group’s Sambisa enclave. The surveillance drone then dropped an energy weapon and destroyed the crew and their equipment. The CH-3A drone can hover above the target of interest for hours and fire AR-1 guided missiles or YC-200 guided bombs. It was one of four bought from China’s Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation in 2014 and 2015 when the Boko Haram uprising was at its worst.

More needs to be done to improve the country’s security.

Police need to be equipped more, especially when insecurity is on the rise and the national force seems unwilling to help. However, there is a fear that the governors might turn those forces into their private armies, just as what happened under Hassan Usman Katsina in May–July 1966 and under Samuel Ladoke Akintola in 1964. The former governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, and the present minister of interior demonstrated a good example of a good security plan. During Aregbesola’s tenure, he planned a security architecture, bought a helicopter for aerial security surveillance, and presented 25 armored personnel carriers to the Police Force, which drove away many undesirables in the state. And the then-IGP Mohammed Abubakar, represented by the AIG in zone X1, David Omojola, praised the governor’s courage.

In 1930, the colonial administration created the Nigerian Police to protect Nigerians. Before 1930, we had the Hausa Constabulary (1879), the Royal Niger Company Constabulary (1888), the Niger Coast Constabulary (1894) and the Lagos Police, which was established in 1896. And before 1914, the different police forces were merged for easy “administrative convenience.” The first constitution after independence provided for each region to have a police force before the Gowon regime disbanded it. As of 1960, Nigeria had 12,000 policemen. Post-war growth led to 80,000 by 1979. The 1979 Constitution gave exclusive authority to the Federal government over the controlled police force.

People no longer trust the police with their lives and properties.

For years, the Nigerian police have seemed to be experiencing what people believe to be a lack of purpose, and in most cases, people no longer entrust their lives and properties to them. And as of now, the same is still happening because some wrong people and thugs are still being recruited into the police force, which is like a stumbling block to building a great stronghold. All this, coupled with security challenges, makes people believe that the best way to have a peaceful country is to find a more mechanized way of protecting the citizens.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Nigeria needs a strong security system – Nigeria needs a more mechanized security system beyond the state police. – Express your point of view.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

Pilots who are stationed at air bases in close proximity to the conflict zones will be in charge of controlling the armed drones, which are low-risk force multipliers.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

Direct access to high-speed, low-latency internet communication from space, independent of an Internet service provider or cable company, will be made available to users through this technology.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

Each state will be able to address the concerns of safety if they make use of the aforementioned resources and also construct tracking stations that are based on satellites and military drones.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

It is past time that the state government stopped relying on the intervention of state police to tackle this plague and instead focused on developing a more mechanized security system.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

It most unfortunate that this crops of bandits, Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and ISWAP kept on terrorizing the country. To combat these groups of people we need modern technology. Our government should please do the right thing rather than beat about the bush.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

Honestly government known what to do to combat these banditry, Fulani herdsmen killing and terrorism in the country. They are only pretending as if they don’t know what to do. Na their brothers dey cause all these troubles na

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

More resources need to be allocated to the police force, especially in light of the fact that crime is on the rise and the national force does not appear willing to assist.

Christiana
Member
1 month ago

The state government should stop relying on state police to deal with this epidemic and instead devote resources to developing a more computerized security system.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

Terrorism and banditry have harmed the well-being of inhabitants in practically all Nigerian states, thus the state government should establish a more mechanized security system instead of relying on state police.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

Truthfully, to conquer terrorism and insecurity we need a strong and reliable security system

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

For me, i think creating more security system is not the solution to surve security challenges. The country is very corrupt in all remification. Government is the major problem of this country security. If government seat right and do the needful, the security issues will be serve

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

it is a obvious fact we need a string security system ours in this country is too weak,the security forces and stake holders need for together and do the needful for the benefits of the citizenry.

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

All attempt to create another agency to support the security sector has failed. SAS that was created ended up extortion the citizens. The government should implement community police instead.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

In other to improve our security we need a strong security system to fight this terrorism and insecurity we are facing from different criminal if we have a strong security system we will not be facing all this criminal attack the government need to start building on this

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

This has been a fact for a long time. Strong security system will be able to prevail over terrorism and insecurity. Government should take note of this. All the resources at their disposal should be used.

Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

Lots still need to be done concerning the security issue in Nigeria, all over the world security agents uses technology system in tackling security issue and it’s very effective.