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