Integration Summit Group-Nigeria (ISGN) is worried about the security challenges and rate of criminal activity across the country, after the EndSARS protest.
In a statement issued by the Convener of the organisation, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, he lamented that the aftermath of the protests has gradually crystallized into a nightmare for Nigerians, as criminals and hoodlums have taken over states with increased crime and criminality.
“Most Nigerians, saw the protest as a welcome development to reform the police force and advocate for a better nation but deep within, criminals and hoodlums had another plan to create a state of lawlessness so that they can continue with their criminality. This is not good for the country as insecurity is on the rise nationwide,” he stated.
Integration Summit Group-Nigeria (ISGN) is advocating for the Nigeria policing sysytem to be re-engineered for better efficiency.
“Security is a collective responsibility so citizens must play their role by taking steps to being more vigilant and alert at all times.
“As a group with core vision of peace and unity, we are calling on the government to protect the citizens in these critical times, to guarantee lives and properties.
“States should strengthen their security apparatus and local vigilante, since the police have left their duty post. Joint Patrol teams should also be re-enforced to curb these criminals who seem to be having a field day.
“Citizens should be watchful for criminal elements around us. Intelligence gathering is key in security architecture, therefore information about hoodlums should be provided to the security outfits to aid the process.
He urged all to act as their own security through robust synergy between government, citizens and the security agencies, until normalcy is restored.