In the bids to improve on the security infrastructure of the state nay country, a Nigerian lawyer has suggested nine things to be done.
This development is coming on the heels of the launch of Operation Akpakwu, a security intervention to address the unusual surge in insecurity especially kidnapping and related criminality in the state by the Government of Cross River state.
James Ibor Esq a lawyer and right activists with Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, BRCI, while commending the Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, over the provisions of operational vehicles to the security unit observed that the Nigerian government needs to work hard to restore public confidence. He added that funding of the police, facilities for intelligence gathering, mobility, fixing the prison service and the like is important.
Lawyer Ibor said ‘I wish to commend Ben Ayade for providing operational vehicles to security agencies. Beyond these vehicles, the Police need housing, official clothing, food and special allowances while on duty and improved pay. We need to fund Police information/data gathering and analysis. We need to deploy technology.
‘The need to flood the state with CCTV monitors and forensic laboratories for crime scene examination cannot be over emphasized. We need to have data of all births and death. We need to know all huge financial movements.
‘Policing is expensive. The Police must withdraw services from private persons.
‘The Nigerian Correctional Service need vehicles too.
‘The Nigerian State must work hard to restore public confidence’, Ibor concluded.
Gov Ayade launched Operation Akpakwu last where he was seen to give vehicles, bikes etc to security agencies.