Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi has warned that criminals have informants among security operatives in the country.
He said this while speaking at the stakeholders’ summit on the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, on Tuesday.
To tackle this infiltration into the country’s security apparatus, Audi advised that the government should engage traditional rulers, religious, community, political and youth leaders.
He said; “You will agree with me that the nefarious activities of these criminal elements are being strengthened not only by informants within security formations but equally those within the society; hence the need to engage our traditional rulers, religious, community, political and youth leaders in the process of finding a solution to this menace.”
He further stressed that there is a need for security agencies to re-strategise for better protection of national assets from being vandalized by criminal elements, the NSCDC commandant also averred that rise in crimes constituted a threat to critical national assets and infrastructure.
He cited Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Borno and other states of the north as examples to back up him claim.