Gov Emmanuel says conventional method still best in tackling insecurity

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said that the conventional method still remains the best in tackling all forms of insecurity challenges.

Emmanuel made the assertion weekend during series 8 of “Thegovernorspeaks” media and citizens interactive session while responding to a question on whether his administration has plans to set up security outfit like vigilante at the borders over the security situation in the country and the state.

He appealed to the citizens, particularly the youths to always provide security agencies and Government intelligence, noting that under the current security trajectory and spectrum, 70 per cent is most likely going to be based on intelligence.

He explained that looking at the magnitude of the present security challenge in the country, where the perpetrators are armed with heavy and sophisticated weapons like AK47, that it would be risky and unlawful to use the unarmed youths as vigilante.

His words, “And doing that I am trying to endanger the life of that youth who does not have weapons. Assuming you authorize those youths to use whatever they want to use, how would you demobilize them? So it is not that easy.



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