How lack of intelligence aids insecurity –Interfaith – Daily Trust

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) has said that lack of adequate intelligence and inter-agency collaboration by security agencies, largely contributed to the unending kidnappings, killings and insecurity in the country.

The Co-chairman of IDFP, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, said this Friday in Abuja at the ongoing two-day workshop on gender and child rights, organised by the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) and the King Abdullah bin Abdul’aziz Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

According to him, the security agencies have all it take to fight the criminality while adequate intelligence gathering and collaboration amongst security operatives will help end what he described as the unfortunate development.

“Initially it was isolated to the northeast now it is moving to the northwest and now southwest and everywhere. We need a lot of efforts from the government to tackle the security agencies to be on top of the situation. Government should be in-charge of security with the collaboration of local community.

“Government cannot do it alone. The local community cannot do it alone. But the problem we have is the fact that it seems that the security agencies are not on top of the situation. And government has to do something fast because the situation is becoming alarming and it almost all over the country. But we as local people, we live with these criminals and we should be able to know where they are hiding and hibernating so as to collaborate with government to see that the situation is put in-check,” Sanni said.

On the gender and Child rights, he said: “There are so many interventions about the rights of women but it is not localized. Some men do not want the women to know their rights. And there must be a balance.”

The chairperson Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN), Deaconess Victoria Ihesiulor, represented by Mrs. Florence Dada, lamented that since 2003 when the Child’s Right Act was adopted by the Federal Government only 24 of the 36 states of the federation have passed it as a state law.

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