By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase has advised the Nigerian Police to stop interfering with land disputes, instead they should allow traditional rulers to handle because such because they have no history of the land.
Mr. Arase who gave the advise while delivering a paper titled “Strengthening and Evaluating National Security” at the 50th anniversary of Department of Political Science and International Studies of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He said, there is no country that has put its security right unless it has concept of its people particularly the traditional rulers whom should be left with land disputes instead of using Police to settle issues of lands.
According to him, the first set of people to provide security is the traditional institutions as internal security management who in turn are charged with the responsibilities of transforming the system.
“Nigerian National Security is currently facing threats in multiple forms which if not properly addressed it will hold the danger”.
The former Police boss noted that, the major threats in the Nigerian security system over the years religious, ethnic, corruption, herders, kidnapping, militancy, robbery all this triggered violence.
While advising the government to address the overlapping functions of security agencies which bring about forces rivalry, also suggested the transformation of the Nigerian Police to meet the demands.
Mr. Arase further said, technology is the solution to the internal security by using modern ways to check security system in hard and software.
” There is no way we can use humans as internal security because Nigeria is too much for that, as technology system is the answer”.