Ø Says they know those who are foreigners in their community
Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, has called for the federal government to authorise States to set up a regional security system to address the security challenges nationwide.
The former governor, while featuring on a television programme on Monday, said he set up a security outfit for communities in Anambra, which the government funded.
According to him, “Allow some region-like State security system to function. The government has
Obi, who was the vice president of the People Democratic Party, (PDP), in the 2019 general elections, explained further, “Support every community, let governments of the States support every community. There is no better protection or security you can have within a community than those communities being in charge of their own security because they know the criminals.
“They know those who are foreigners in their community. It is very easy. You can’t come to my village and provide a better community than my villagers,” Obi stated.
Recall that in 2020, the South-West governors launched a security outfit, known as Western Nigerian Security Network, code-named: Amotekun to tackle kidnappings, banditry, and killings. The South-East region also set up a security outfit, Eastern Security Network, by IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
But the security outfits are confronted with many challenges and have not been able to curb insecurity in the regions.