Security Threat: Stakeholders Advocate Recruitment, Deployment Of Indigenes To Their Communities
Security stakeholders have advocated the recruitment and deployment of indigenes of the state in security organizations to their communities in view of their understanding of the locals and the terrain.
In the 10-point resolution, they also resolved that there should be inter-agency collaboration among the various security agencies in the country.
This was one of the resolutions reached at the Stakeholders Engagement on Internal Security and Conflict Resolution Across the Country that took place in Maiduguri, Borno State capital today.
At the meeting issues discussed includes: general security, challenges to security and way forward, the effect of Insurgency in Borno State and need to curtail same to avoid spill over in other states of the federation.
Other resolutions reached includes
- Need for Inter-agency collaboration
- Logistics Support
- There should be support from states of the Federation
- Deployment of more personnel from security and response agencies.
- Need for recruitment and deployment of Indigenes of the State in security organizations to their Communities in view of their understanding of the locals and the terrain.
- Acquisition of security equipment ’sand hardware’s to be deployed.
- Establishment of Mobile Training College at Liman Kara.
- Need for restoration of civil authority in liberated areas for their safe return and resettlement.
- Security Education.
The event, an initiative of the Federal Government was declared opened by the Executive Governor of Borno State Prof. Babagana Zulum and attended by the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi.
Also in attendance are the Heads of the paramilitary services under the Ministry of Interior, such as the Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS) Nigerian Correctional Service(NCC), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) and the Nigerian Police Force(NPF) ably represented by AIG In-charge of the Zone, and the Shehu of Borno HRH Alhaji Abubakar Al-Amin Elkanemi and other state and non-state actors.