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Police, others need numerical strength to curb insecurity – Arase



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Solomon Arase, has stated that the police and other security agencies lack the numerical strength to dominate the country’s security space.

He stated this while speaking with journalists during the Vigilante Group of Nigeria’s national conference with the theme: ‘Mobilising VGN Members for Improved Security in Schools, Farmlands and Roads’ in Abuja on Tuesday.

Arase, who was a former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, emphasised the necessity to develop a comprehensive plan to collaborate with volunteers effectively.

He stressed that security is everybody’s business, including the columnists.

“At the point when lawbreakers need to carry out a wrongdoing, they will go on observation and in the event that you see the vigilante, either locally or on the expressway, it is now an obstruction.

“We should simply to bridle their numeric strength, their spread and authority to manage issues of frailty,” he said.

Also speaking, Navy Commander, Umar Bakori (retd.), who is the Commander-General of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN, called for the passage of the bill establishing the group.

That’s what he added “preparing our careful individuals will assist with making major areas of strength for an of safety and prevent possible dangers, in this manner encouraging a climate helpful for financial development and social congruity.”