The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned multiple attacks on security agencies, installations and infrastructure in recent weeks, describing those behind the attacks as enemies of the state.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, the Executive Director, CISLAC, and Head Transparency International in Nigeria, warned that the massive attacks and looting of armouries signals danger to the nation.
He condoled with all security agencies who lost their personnel, particularly those attacked by anonymous gunmen and those combating criminalities across the country.
He emphasized the need for proper responses from law enforcement agencies to ensure the security of lives and properties.
He said: “Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre stands with the entire security agencies across the country, and expresses deep sadness over those whose lives have suffered fatalities in the line of duty. When a government project is vandalised, those doing so are enemies of the people, because when you incarcerate someone in prison, normally the due process would have been followed. This is in the public’s interest and, therefore, anyone who undertakes the release of prisoners or burn correctional centres, otherwise known as prison, is the number one enemy of the people.”
He suggested that Nigerian security agencies must improve their intelligence-gathering capabilities, while Nigerian police force must stop the attacks on its personnel and infrastructure.