Community policing received a major boost as immediate past National Security Adviser, Gen. Owoeye Azazi (rtd) recommended it as a panacea to the security problem in the country. Azazi stated this yesterday, in Lagos while speaking at the 4th Christopher Kolade symposium organised by the Nigeria Leadership Initiative, NLI.
The retired General also said the problem of Bokom Haram was surmountable, but would take putting the right measures in place.
The theme of the symposium was: Moving from Developing to Emerging nation: Economic and Political Development with National Security.
Azazi pointed out that the world as a whole has not totally overcome the problem of terrorism and even in recent times there had been increased terrorist activities in some African countries such as Mali and Niger.
He asked: “Have we overcome Boko Haram in Nigeria? Everybody knows the answer, we have not. But there is nothing that cannot be overcome. Just put in place the right measures and make sure you hit at the problem, and then you overcome it.”