Niger Delta Unrest, Femi Falana Blames Security System’s Failure


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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and public activist, Femi Falana has explained the reason behind the recent and continuous attacks which has amounted to an unrest in the Niger Delta region of the country.

Femi Falana blamed the unrest in the region on the failure of the intelligence system of the Nation’s security system.

The Senior Advocate noted this at a public forum organised by the Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB).

He said: “We are people without a record. There is no country that can fight corruption and insecurity without adequate information. What is going in the Niger Delta now is the height of intelligence failure.

“After the crisis in the region and the emergence of the militants and the crisis that led to the amnesty programme, we would have expected the country to keep records, as was the case in those days. For instance in those days, when a prisoner is released, where he goes to, he will be monitored. But when unleash warlords, who have been asked to drop their guns and weapons to the society.

“But no one monitored them. At the time they were holding meetings to launch a more ferocious attack on the nation, no one was worried about them. The security operatives were concerned about other minor issues.

He further lamented the state of the nation’s security system and its officials, “It is pathetic that our security officials are more interested in reckless abuse of human rights rather than gathering information and intelligence that can fight and track crimes in the country.”

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