AFTER the shooting event including Borno State Guv, Prof. Babagana Zulum, about a fortnight ago which triggered a combined uniformity action by other state guvs, President Muhammadu Buhari, recently as typical, summoned his service chiefs and inquired to rejig the serially-failed security structure of his federal government.
Security professionals state that was the 32nd such conference in between the president and his primary security and defence appointees encumbered the duty of taking on among the 3 top priorities of his administration given that 2015: security.
Obviously, the president does this each time there is a protest over our getting worse security; yet more of the very same is the order of business.
Undoubtedly, the Buhari program thinks that duplicating the very same stopped working technique will in some way ultimately resolve the issue. We discover it extremely curious that a president who just recently informed these Service Chiefs: your finest is unsatisfactory, still keeps them in workplace contrary to public clamour and resolutions by the National Assembly that the service chiefs have absolutely nothing more to use the country and should go.
Security professionals have actually suggested, and we concur, that as important as it is that the service chiefs ought to go, the genuine modification required to turn the circumstance around is that of frame of mind. It is frame of mind that produces architecture and techniques for effective execution of policy and prosecution of wars.
The concern that must be addressed is: Who is actually in charge of our security? Who calls the shots? The Commander-in-Chief appears to depend upon his service chiefs to go and do their task. What interests in our security are vital to the president and his judgment inner circle?
This concern is germane due to the fact that the security difficulty postured by ranchers militias has actually not even been formally acknowledged as a hazard to Nigerians regardless of the countless individuals whom these forest-dwelling felons have actually eliminated, raped, abducted and displaced from their neighborhoods.
What about the statement of unarmed protesters as terrorists and flooding of the South-East and South-South highways with countless military and cops workers whose services are much better required to take on Boko Haram, the North West outlaws and killer ranchers?
This lost understanding of our security difficulties and improper circulation of workers, contributed to corruption, sabotage, dispute of interests, bad devices and lessening spirits are hindering this countries capability to protect itself from simple mangy armed groups.
Nigeria, which won a civil war 50 years back and brought back peace to Liberia and Sierra Leone, can just recover its security and stability if the best frame of mind is used.