A former governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has disclosed how the timely acting on security report can avert insecurity in the country.
Aliyu spoke in Abuja during the 12th annual conference and general meeting of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice.
The former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, said but for his prompt acting on security reports made available to him while he was governor, Shekau would have established a Boko Haram base in Niger State.
Aliyu called on government at the federal and state levels, including institutions, to make it a practice of reading every security report made available to them by the security agencies.
According to Aliyu, “Most of the problems we are having, if I go by the newspapers report, even the Jos crisis, I understand intelligence report was written and that we should have been aware three or four days to that crisis, that it was going to happen.
“Now, if you are aware that things are going to happen and you let it happen, ok, you can judge it in your heart.