How to Stop Insecurity on Abuja-Kaduna Highway – Okiro
Mr Mike Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police, has called for synergy amongst all security agencies and communities towards addressing the challenge of insecurity along Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
Okiro made the call in Abuja at an awareness forum on “Finger off the Trigger, National Peace, Unity and Disarmament,” organised by Salute Nigeria Initiative.
Okiro expressed worry at the rate of insecurity on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway, which he said must be stopped by all possible means.
“The issue of banditry along Kaduna road and other parts of the country is a serious issue that needs to be solved and can be solved in so many ways.
“What is happening there is worrisome because Abuja-Kaduna is a dual carriage way, the nearest major city is Abuja and you expect mass movement on that road, but unfortunately something serious is happening there.
“We have to stop it in so many ways because the people committing the crimes are living in Nigeria and there should be information about their movement, so they can be tracked by the community, security agencies.
“The police cannot do much unless the public cooperating with them. There should be synergy between the police and all the security agencies; all the security agencies are out there to secure the country,” he said.