The federal government has been called upon to employ multi-dimensional approach to security challenges in the country, particularly the Boko Haram insurgency in the north east as military intervention is a small part of counter-terrorism strategy.
This and some other decisions were taken at the Second Eminent Persons and Expert Group Meeting at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, with the aim of looking at transforming the security sector in the country.
The experts present at the meeting include serving and retired military and police officers at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in Jos north central Nigeria to discuss on transforming the security sector in the country.
In his key note address on ‘Situation Analysis of Nigeria’s National Security: Narratives on Threats’; Retired Major General Lawrence Onoja said that the country needs to systematically collect and analyse the past and current economic, political, social and technological data with the view of arriving at the solutions.
Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi in the paper titled, ‘Strategy for the Transformation of the Security Sector in Nigeria argued that other means should be applied in fighting terrorism as military intervention cannot solve the problem.
The experts also identified inter-security agencies relationship as a crucial factor needed in transforming the security sector as enumerated by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Commandant General, Dr Ade Abolurin.