BOKO HARAM: SOLVE SECURITY PROBLEM FROM BOTTOM TO TOP, BELGORE URGES FG

By NBF News
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The governorship candidate of  the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Kwara State in the last general elections, Muhammed Dele Belgore (SAN), has called on the Federal Government to rise up to the challenges of solving  security problems from the bottom to the top across the country through intelligence gathering and clearing of the economic and social causes of the problems.

Belgore made the call while fielding questions from journalists  on the state of the nation shortly  after attending the governorship elections petitions tribunal where he filed a case to challenge the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in that state in the last April 26 election. He noted that the idea of wiping out the insurgence in the country might not likely solve the security problems  in the country.

According to him, 'the Federal Government must  look closely at the remote causes of the problems,  which are more of economic  and social all over  the country.

He said the security situation in the country was terrible  and that no society could thrive in such  era.

Belgore  explained that  since  the insurgence  of the militants, the Boko Haram  and other people involved in criminal activities in the country were not spirits but human bengs  the government should device a means of  intelligence gathering to be able to get to the root of those behind the problems.

'I  belive with proper  intelligence gathering and more commitment on the part  of government and the security agencies the country has the capacity to put an end to the security problems. There  has to  be  some form  of engagement on the part of government, it  has to take  some  strategy to solve the problem. The government, after identifying  those involved and their grievances  it can adopt dialogue to solve the problem once and for  all,' he said.

According to him,  insecurity  is  a very  big problem   for the country but government at all levels should have the political will  to  bring it too an end.

He  urged  government to  desist  from the act  of solving  problems  from the top downward without getting to the root cause.

He stated that even if such problems were solved there  was the likelihood it would  come  back  through another means that would defy the earlier solution.

Belgore maintained that  problems should be solved from bottom upward so that the initial cause would have been  permanently  removed  right  from beginning of the dialogue while urging Nigerians  to  assit security agencies with  information  that would help them bring  the dastardly act of bombing in the country to a halt.