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A former Director of the Department of State Services, Mr Mike Ejiofor on Monday said that Nigeria is in deep crisis.

Speaking as a guest on the Programme The State of the Nation, CityTalks with Reuben Abati.

Mr Ejiofor described the State of the Nigerian Nation as a situation at the verge of war, which he noted that his description is underestimating the challenges we are facing as a nation.

He stated that the notion of public outcry calling for a change of leadership is not the problem.

He cited the instance when there was a clamour to change security heads of agencies and it was done, but after the change was done, the crisis in the country heightened, the records of banditry attacks were more, the level of abduction was escalated.

The security expert admonished the government to change strategy.

The earlier the government changes strategy, the better for us, he said.

Mr Ejiofor identified the problem with security agencies as gross underfunding.

He decried the claims made by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed concerning the budget to security agencies.

According to him, “how much of that budget is allocated to Security agencies?

“Even if the money is released, the National Assembly will send contractors to carry out the contracts.”

He recommended to the Federal government to look at report from the 2014 National Conference, because he thinks it will solve the endemic challenges we are going through as a nation, particularly, security.

 

“No murderer will go unpunished,” the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu said while enjoining parents/guardians as well as traditional/opinion leaders to weigh in and prevail on their children/wards to desist from towing the destructive paths of crime.

The IGP has condemned the assassination of security operatives and attacks on facilities in some states of the federation.

Mr. Adamu, in a statement issued on Sunday via his spokesman, Frank Mba, said no murder will go unpunished.

The statement said, “reiterated that the Force will not tolerate any further attack on its personnel or any citizen by any individual or group under any guise whatsoever.”

The Police Boss, “Law Enforcement Agents have gathered sufficient intelligence on the attackers and are closing up on scores of suspects already implicated in the attacks either directly or indirectly for financing, aiding and abetting the criminals.”

In recent times, 16 suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force for complicity in a series of violent and unprovoked attacks, particularly in the southeastern part of the country.

The arrest, the police spokesman noted, followed painstaking, deliberate and tireless efforts by operatives of the Force working in collaboration with their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Airforce.

Mba said the arrest is “aimed at bringing to justice persons responsible for the emerging trend of attacks on security personnel and wanton destruction of security facilities and operational assets.”

The suspects were identified as Ugochukwu Samuel, Raphael Idang, Cletus Nwachukwu Egole, Michael Uba, and twelve others.

They were said to have been implicated in multiple felonies committed across several states in the South-Eastern region.

The police authorities also assured that the suspects will be charged to court on the conclusion of investigations.

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