Security experts have urged Nigerians to unite and defend themselves in the face of the country’s growing security issues.
On Tuesday’s Sunrise Daily on Channels Television, a retired Director of State Services, Mike Ejiofor, and a retired Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army, Jonathan Temlong, stated that Nigeria was reverting to the 2013-2014 period when terrorists targeted soft targets.
Three bomb assaults have occurred in Taraba and Yobe states in the last week, and security experts believe they were well-planned strikes on easy targets.
According to Temlong, the Nigerian government must strengthen Nigerians’ abilities to contribute to the country’s security.
“As a people, we must defend ourselves; we must take aggressive steps to protect our environment.”
“Security agencies cannot be everywhere, which is why Nigerians must be attentive and take security seriously.”
“The Nigerian state must strengthen citizens’ abilities to deal with situations like these,” he stated.
According to Ejiofor, the terrorists have now migrated to the Northwest and North Central regions following the strikes on them by military in Borno.
He bemoaned that Nigerians had relaxed their security in the aftermath of the 2013 and 2014 bombings.
“In 2014, individuals took security into their own hands by being conscious,” Ejiofor stated.
“Security agencies should reawaken the populace’s consciousness. We are not urging people to pick up guns; rather, we are asking them to be aware of their surroundings.”