Former Senate President and a presidential aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ken Nnamani, has said that the first thing he would do to end insecurity if he emerges president in 2023 is to set a bipartisan commission to study the situation.
Nnamani made the observation when appeared on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
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He said, “If I have the opportunity, the first thing I’ll do is to set up a bipartisan commission because if you recall what transpired in US 9/11 when the World Trade Centre was knocked down in New York, incidentally I was there that very morning, the United States Government set up a bipartisan commission to study what happened, why the failure in the security services. That gave birth to homeland security.
“If we set up a bipartisan commission in Nigeria to study how comes our forces perform very well outside, but have not been able to eradicate Boko Haram, kidnappers and other criminal elements in the country? Is that the failure of our forces, poor equipment, poor sharing of information among the forces?
“The commission can unravel it in one or two months and from there you know where to go. Boko Haram is not over; once in a while we hear they killed this person or they captured that person.
“So we have to solve the present day challenges by present day trainings. We need a special force and appeal to other countries that have gone gone through similar experience to come and give special training to our police, not the soldiers. Soldiers are trained to kill and destroy. They are not trained to handle civilian issues.”
Nnamani added that Nigeria needs to be secure first before it is developed economically, saying he can recruit people that can help him solve the security challenges and reposition the country.