Nigeria’s former ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo has described insecurity as the greatest threat confronting the country.
Toyo, the convener of the Niger Delta Dialogue, said at a security summit sponsored by the European Union that the threat to the region informed their decision to seek ways to reverse the trend.
“Insecurity is the biggest threat to the region and this made us engage independent researchers to work to unravel the causes of insecurity in the region.
“This will also help in providing empirical evidence on the basis of conflicts in the region and understand the factors behind this on a state by state basis,” she said.
Also speaking, Senator Bassey Ewa Henshaw, the state Chairman of PANDEF, commended the NDD for the work done in checking the menace of insecurity, and pledged the support of PANDEF in this regard.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Eteng Jonas Williams, said the state government would strengthen the laws against kidnapping to stem the tide of insecurity in the state.