How Police can tackle insecurity in Nigeria – Ex-IGP


Security agencies in Nigeria must synergize to effectively combat and surmount the country’s numerous security challenges, a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has said. Abubakar said this in Abuja at an emergency management stakeholders’ forum and public presentation of VGS Quick Emergency Reporting and Response System (QERRS) Security Application.

He said that security challenges in the country had got to an abysmal point where security agencies must apply extraordinary measures like the use of the QERRS Security App to combat crime, especially terrorism and kidnapping.

“We need awareness and education to understand the security App. There must be partnership, synergy and collaboration between security agencies for effective use of the app.

“There must be team work; we just need to integrate this App into the system we have because, as a citizen, you are afraid of kidnapping, robbery and there is rights violation in the family by our spouses. “This app is beyond kidnapping or armed robbery as people are saying, but the most important thing is to know how to use it.

“There is nothing that does not have solution in the world. With this, our security challenges are surmountable,” Abubakar said. He commended the VIGISCOPE, the company that developed the security App, for the initiative but noted that its affordability would be a major challenge in accessing or acquiring it.



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