A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has urged the government to up the ante in dealing with the menace of crime and insecurity in the country.
Reacting to the recent killings in Borno State and across the country, Duke said the nation’s security system needs a total overhaul especially in the areas of weaponry, the levels of education and training, as well as the welfare of officers.
According to the former governor, crime is now a very sophisticated business and those who are employed to fight the menace need to at least be at par with the perpetrators.
“The level of people we bring into the Force is a bit too low. (I think it is the school cert),” he said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, adding, “crime is a lot more sophisticated than that.. we have a large pool of graduates who are unemployed. They should be recruited.
“We need people who can think alongside the perpetrators of the crime. We need to up the ante and train them and motivate them. There has to be an insurance scheme to look after them.”