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ASIS pledges to tackle insecurity challenges in Nigeria with innovations

From left, Dame Victoria Ekhomu. Chairman ASIS Africa Advisory Council, Jeff Lee. Member board of Directors, ASIS International, Peter O' Neil. Head ASIS International.

Mrs Dame Victoria Ekhomu, Lagos, Chairman, African Advisory Council of ASIS International, an NGOs, has said that its organisations was committed to provide a lasting solutions to insecurity challenges facing the country, using new innovations to tackle the unwanted menace.

Ekhomu disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Lagos on Friday. She said that ASIS is a private security management professionals in Nigeria, an NGO, under the agies of American Society for Industrial Security.

She expressed her displeasure on the worry the way and manner the Federal Government was handling the herdsmen, boko haram and other insurgency.

“The clashes between herdsmen and farmers will determine whether the 2019 general elections will hold as planned or not.

“Because, such insurgency is a determinant factor that can affect the successful holding of electioneering processes/exercise. “This security issues needs to be tackle in another directions that will create a favourable/peaceful atmosphere for the citizenry, ” she said.

Ekhomu said that the government needs to understand the risk involved and manage it. “Risk management and tackling insurgency is a collective efforts, the government cannot do it alone. “It requires public, private, partnership, ” she said.

She said that the insecurity challenges facing the country have led many people not to carry out their business activities. “If the issue is not properly addressed, it will definitely affect coming election negatively, it will make people panic and feel unsecured.

“Government needs to use intelligence to understand why this group is operating, where their source of funding is coming from and take an appropriate step before the election period.

“This and many more are the security professionals services, training and innovations that ASIS render internationally, ” she said.

According to her, ASIS have highly skilled experts who proffer solutions on cybersecurity and impact of insecurity on the economy.

“ASIS International is an international NGO that represents 35,000 global security practitioners, who practice in different aspects of security related, she said. Ekhomu said that the strength of the organisation lies in the strong community formed by its network of your security peers, when you need it most.

She added that ASIS would work collectively with Nigerian security agencies to tackle insurgency in the country.

Written by Idris Olukoya (NAN)