Following the floating of a regional security outfit by governors of the South-West to checkmate insecurity, an Associate Professor with the Delta State University, Abraka, Dr Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, has urged governors of the South-South region to follow suit.
Ufuophu-Biri gave the advice recently while speaking exclusively to the Nigerian Tribune in Warri.
The ace broadcaster and public commentator described the current security setup in Nigeria as fragile and unstable and, therefore, needs support from regional security outfits to halt the state of insecurity in most parts of the country.
“The South-South governors should emulate what the South-West governors have done by establishing a regional security outfit.
“It is similar to what obtains in the US where there are over 18, 000 independent police departments across the country and this ensures effective community and neighbourhood policing.
“The security architecture in Nigeria is shaky; cases of kidnapping, robbery, gangsterism and other criminal activities have become rampant.
“People can’t just sit down and watch this high level of insecurity go on unchecked,” he noted.
Ufuophu-Biri, a unionist and social critic, lauded the courageous initiative of the South-West governors, saying it would complement the security architecture of the country.
“What the South-West governors have done is quite okay because if you are not secured then what’s the essence of living?
“What they have done will complement the general-security architecture in the country.
“I recommend that the South-South governors imitate the South-West governors,” he said.