HomeNews2023 elections in jeopardy...

2023 elections in jeopardy over Insecurity says Security expert, Otoboeze – VELOXNEWS


From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha

 

A renowned security expert, Mr. Sam Otoboeze has raised the alarm that the rising state of insecurity in the country may threaten the smooth conduct of the 2023 general elections scheduled for February next year if urgent steps are not taken by the government now.

 

Otoboeze who spoke in an interview with Daily Sun yesterday said people may be too intimidated to go out and vote on Election Day going by the realities on ground at the moment across different parts of Nigeria.

 

According to him, campaign grounds already look like potential vulnerable targets for the terrorists who now operate with impunity across the country.

 

He said that it will take the grace of God to have a free and fair election where insecurity is high, pointing out that the first thing to do was to deal with insecurity to have a peaceful elections.

 

Otoboeze noted that if insecurity was not dealt with, “we don’t need a soothsayer to say that the elections would be marred and that portends a gloomy future for the country “.

 

He lamented the collapse of the country’s security architecture which led to the invasion of the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre without a counter attack from security services.

 

The security consultant frowned at the lack of operational response from the security services guarding such a high profile facility describing the incident as a compromise on the part of the security personnel.

 

He warned that for terrorists who have demonstrated significant capacity to inflict serious injuries on the society to be let loose from a detention center portends danger and worse times ahead.

 

“We need to understand the mentality of terrorists, they want publicity and to make news. The information going out from the villa and security agencies shows that something is wrong; the military and paramilitary agencies are compromised”.

 

He called for vetting of security personnel deployed to sensitive national infrastructure and the recalibration of the security architecture to curtail the rising cases of insecurity.

 

Otoboeze blamed competition instead of collaboration amongst the different arms of the security services as largely responsible for the recurring security breaches.

 

He advocated the need to recalibrate the nation’s security architecture so that INEC would have the capacity to discharge its duties in the forthcoming elections.

 

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

More from Author

P/Harcourt refinery to produce 60,000 barrels/day

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, New YorkThe Minister of State for Petroleum...

Bayelsa kidnap kingpin nabbed in Abuja

From Femi Folaranmi, YenagoaA kidnap kingpin behind a series of...

Napoli not built around Osimhen -Spalletti

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti believes the Serie A leader has...

Nissan introduces rebirth of an icon with launch of third

By Moses AkaigweNissan has lifted the veil off the all-new Qashqai...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Read Now

P/Harcourt refinery to produce 60,000 barrels/day

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, New YorkThe Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt refinery’s rehabilitation will be completed soon and that the plant will refine 60,000 barrels of crude by early 2023.He gave the assurance while fielding questions from...

Bayelsa kidnap kingpin nabbed in Abuja

From Femi Folaranmi, YenagoaA kidnap kingpin behind a series of high profile kidnap incidents in Bayelsa State has been arrested by operatives of Operation Puff Adder in Abuja.The suspect, whose real name is John Ewa, but changed it to John Lyon, was a dispatch rider at...

Napoli not built around Osimhen -Spalletti

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti believes the Serie A leader has proven those who believe it cannot compete without injured striker, Victor Osmhen, wrong.Baring his mind during an interview with the Gazzetta delo Sport, the gaffer underscored how well his attack has fared, especially in goal scoring...

Nissan introduces rebirth of an icon with launch of third

By Moses AkaigweNissan has lifted the veil off the all-new Qashqai – a welcome introduction after months of anticipation and excitement.The new generation Qashqai is fitted with class-leading technology, a bold exterior and premium interiorHailed as one of the pioneers of the crossover segment, the Qashqai has...

Police move against A’Ibom hoteliers harbouring criminals

From Joe Effiong,  UyoThe Nigeria Police Force has promised to deal decisively with hoteliers in Akwa Ibom State who turn their hotels into hideouts for criminal elements to perpetrate electoral crimes during the forthcoming general elections.The Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 6, Calabar,...

Akinwunmi promises structural changes in NFF

One of the presidential candidates for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elections, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has promised to effect structural changes in the football house to move the country forward in the game.The elections billed to take place in Benin on September 30 is currently under...

Coscharis Motors wins ‘Outstanding Auto Assembly Company

By Moses AkaigweIt was another brilliant outing for one of the leading auto giants in Nigeria, Coscahris Motors Plc, through its local assembly arm of the business, Coscharis Assembly Plant, as it carted home the award of the Outstanding Auto Assembly Company of the Year at this...

Wike’s camp plots for Mimiko to replace Ayu

From Ndubuisi Orji, AbujaThere were indications at the weekend that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his supporters have returned to the trenches to fashion out new strategies on how to not only remove Senator Iyorchia Ayu as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

Shooting Stars seal semifinal spot, as

Shooting Stars maintained its 100 percent win record in the 10th edition of the Optima Energy Gold Cup after defeating FC Ebedei 2-1 to qualify for the semifinal.It was three wins out of three for the Gbenga Ogunbote side, as it came from behind to pepper...

Experts urge MPC to re-design policies in favour of

By Chinwendu ObienyiThe Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been urged to redesign its policies to promote growth in production.According to experts, there is a possibility that further tightening will be adopted to anchor inflation expectations, adding that they expect...

2 doctors face tribunal over death of child patient in Abuja

From Fred Ezeh, AbujaThe Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has referred two medical doctors, Denis Shattima and Hauwa Shehu, both from the Angelic Care Hospital, Garki, Abuja, to its disciplinary tribunal for their alleged role in the death of a nine-year-old girl, Disney Nwanne,...

PFN disowns Bishops for holding meeting with Tinubu

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna, Paul Orude Bauchi, Godwin Tsa, Abuja and Gyang Bere, JosThe Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has disowned the “Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria” for holding meeting with Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Deputy National Secretary of the...