Insecurity Can Be Abated, If Regional Security System is Allowed To Function -Peter Obi
The former Governor of Anambra state and the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Peter Obi has advised the federal government to allow some sectors in the country, particularly the state sectors to have and operate their own regional security system.
Obi who made this statement on Monday during an interview session with Channels Television, said by supporting and allowing the local community create and govern their own security outfit.
According to him, fishing out criminals can best be done by this local community, because they know the criminal among them.
“Just support every community, let governments of the states support every community. There is no better protection or security you can have within a community than those communities being in charge of their own security because they know the criminals.
“They know those who are foreigners in their community, so it is very easy. You can’t come to my village and provide a better community than my villagers,” he said.
Further speaking, Mr. Obi recounted how he managed to curb security challenge in Anambra state while he was the governor, in his words;
“I served as a governor and when I found out that we had a security issue, I decided that every community in Anambra State must have their own security outfit funded and supported by the government.
“If you go to Anambra State, every community has a pickup for security. In fact, some own two or three. A community like Nnewi owns four or five because it is critical.” he recounted.