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Democracy Day: PAC Boss Commends Buhari On Security

Posted: May 30, 2016 at 5:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ejikeme Omenazu

Lagos – Dr Martins John Oni, the Director General of the Police Assistance Committee (PAC), a major support group for security agencies in the country, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for its outstanding achievements in the area of security as Nigerians mark the Democracy Day and the first year of the government.

Oni who was appraising the security situation in the country under this administration after the PAC executive meeting in Lagos, told Independent that the government had kept one of its campaign promises, which was to provide adequate security for the country.

The PAC boss, however, urged the government not to rest on its oars by ensuring that other arising security issues are given prompt and adequate attention.

He gave credit to the president on how he handled the Boko Haram insurgency so far to the extent that the sect no longer control any area in the North East as was the case last year.

Oni added that with the return of thousands of displaced people as well as two of the abducted Chibiok girls, Nigerians should be confident that the nations’ security challenges would be a thing of the past.

He pledged that the organisation would intensify logistics support to security agencies as well as the nationwide education and enlightenment programmes, as well as seminars and workshops on security issues.

He also called for the intensification of community policing to round up criminals before the unleash their terror on the people, thereby checking the rising wave of crimes.

Oni assured that the PAC would continue to mobilise, train and enlighten its grassroots members comprising tradesmen, women and artisans, on intelligence and information gathering that could assist our security agencies on crime control and combating.

While soliciting the continuous support of the President for the organisation, Oni explained that the PAC members had been better positioned to keep offering useful information to security agencies, unlike the highly-influential elites who would be afraid to volunteer such information to security officials.