A former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau has called on the federal government to urgently review its security apparatus to enable the country overcome the current security challenges.
Dambazzau who is also a former Chief of Army Staff stated this at the 2021 Blueprint Newspapers Annual Public Lecture and Impact Series/Awards in Abuja.
He stressed the needs for the nation’s security apparatus to be in good shape and deployed for the war against banditry and insurgency to be successful.
“If the country had put in place a robust emergency response system, the attack on the passengers in the train at the Abuja -Kaduna station and the attack on Kuje Correctional Centre would have been averted as the terrorists spent several hours carrying out the dastardly act”. He noted.
The Security expert said it was imperative for the government to ensure all terrorist groups and individuals threatening the unity and peace of the country to be prosecuted as the country approaches the 2023 general election.
Dambazzau enjoined the government to improve the welfare of its security personnel, provide moral boosting packages, endure proper and robust synergy amongst security agencies, and proper utilisation of the police.
A panelist and Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello said it was time politicians stopped sponsoring terrorism but rather embrace all efforts geared towards peace and security of the country.
Reporting by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Daniel Adejo