How El-Rufai and Tinubu plan to address Nigeria’s security issues
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has revealed how Bola Tinubu, the APC's presidential candidate, would deal with insecurity if elected in 2023.
Following the fall of Libya, El-Rufai revealed that Tinubu would address the problem of small arms proliferation in Nigeria.
El-Rufai stated in a speech delivered in London that Tinubu would use increased policing and security personnel to address the challenges posed by insecurity.
El-Rufai asserts: “Security has been a major concern in Nigeria over the past few years, and this has had an impact on not only real economics but also agricultural production, trade, and other aspects of daily life. The Tinubu administration plans to tackle these issues in at least three different ways.
With over 200 million people, Nigeria has about 300,000 police officers. At least twice that many are required.
“There will be fewer criminal activities with a larger security footprint. The next step entails examining our armed forces and security system.
“While some nations are considering a space military, we are struggling with just 200,000 members of the armed forces in Nigeria, which includes the Army, Navy, and Air Force.”
Banditry, kidnapping, and armed herders on the loose have caused severe insecurity issues for Nigeria over the years.
Banditry and Boko Haram have terrorized people living in the geopolitical zone in the North.
Bandits and Boko Haram have attacked several communities in the North, kidnapping and killing residents.
Kidnappings have risen more and more frequently in the Southern region of the nation.