A former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, says now is the right time for the nation’s security challenges to be fixed.
Amachree, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, regretted that insecurity has claimed ‘somebody of significance,’ and called on the Federal Government to urgently address the incessant killings in various parts of the country.
“We are not facing the security problem headlong and I think we should do it now that it has happened to somebody of significant. And of course, this is not kidnapping, this is an assassination that has just taken place looking at all the aspects that have happened in the crime scene.
“It is an assassination and when people start to assassinate, then we are moving into a different chapter of the whole security problem. I can understand kidnapping because they need money.
“This thing is happening because we are not addressing the problems. We usually do symptoms; the Vice President was there, and he said maybe they will put soldiers there,” he said.
Speaking further, the former DSS boss added that police personnel in charge of the nation’s internal security should be alive to their responsibilities.
Amachree wants the Federal Government to train police officers rather than deploying troops to highways.
His comment follows the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of Afenifere National Leader, Reuben Fasoranti.
Olakunrin was shot dead while she was traveling along the Benin-Ore Expressway at about 2:00 pm on Friday, last week.