Psychology experts have tasked the federal government to apply psychological principles to tackle the raging insecurity in the country.
According to the experts, Nigeria’s efforts at curbing insecurity in the country have been hindered by the absence of psychological principles.
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They spoke during the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) National Congress and Scientific Conference held at the Lagos State University (LASU).
The three-day conference had as its theme: “Psychology, security and sustainable development.”
The immediate past President of NPA, Prof. Andrew Zamani said understanding how human beings behave is important to stem the high rate of crimes.
He noted that this has been lacking in the current fight against terrorism in the country.
The President of NPA, Prof. Olukayode Afolabi, stated that the insecurity in the country called for concern.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, who was represented by Victor Akande, said people were losing faith in the nation’s security apparatus because of the increased crime rates.