By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Chairman, Governing Board of Amotekun in Osun State, Brig-Gen Isa Aderibigbe (rtd), has disclosed that the number of police in Nigeria is not enough to secure the entire country.
Aderibigbe stated this during the maiden edition of Osun State Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ platform programme held in Osogbo.
The theme of the programme: “Appraisal Of State Of Security In Nigeria, Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow; The Way Forward.”
According to him, “300,000 policemen are not enough for the population of over 200 million. However, police should be employed and trained to boost the country’s security.”
He added that more security agencies should be added at the land borders and must be properly equipped with adequate arms and ammunition in order to reduce insecurity in the state.
“The local government should also be given autonomy, as the local government Chairman is the governor of the people at the grassroot level.
“They should be given freedom to appoint and employ people at their locality, as this will eradicate the level of unemployment in the society.”