More Soldiers To Secure Roads – Osinbajo
15 July 2019 National News
The Federal Government is engaging the army to ensure more military presence on roads across the nation.
Vice President Osinbajo said this in Akure, Ondo State, yesterday when he visited Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere’s leader, to sympathise with him over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.
The late Olakunrin was shot on Friday by gunmen in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area, Ondo State.
Osinbajo, who spoke with journalists in Akure at the residence of Fasoranti, described the incident as tragic while reiterating the importance of community policing system and intelligence gathering in securing the country.
He said: “This is as close as we get to the community policing structure that we expect to have while we are engaging the army so that there will be a bit of more military presence especially along the roads.’’
He said the government was doing everything possible to improve the nation’s security architecture to ensure the protection of lives and property.
“We are looking at the whole security architecture and trying to scale up and ensure that we are able to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians. “Security in a big country like Nigeria, as you can imagine the challenge, is dynamic and we also have to be consistently dynamic to ensure that we are able to beat the challenges as they appear,’’ he said.
“One of the most important things in this sort of crime, because they are largely economic crimes, is that people try to make money by kidnapping.'”
‘‘Another important thing is intelligence gathering; that is why we have the community policing system where policemen would be trained in their own local governments and they would remain there.”