An Interest Group, #Security Now Whole Of Society Approach, has urged Nigerians to support ongoing efforts by the military, security, and intelligence agencies to address the security challenges in parts of the country,

The group said the defeat of terrorists, and other non-state actors will be hastened, if members of the public provide useful and timely information to law enforcement operatives for necessary action.

The group in a statement signed on Wednesday by its Coordinator, Dr. Justify Obogoh, and Secretary, Hajiya Faridah Mahmud, the Movement cautioned locals against shielding the enemies of state who, they insisted, live among them.

“We are aware that the Department of State Services (DSS), Police, the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other law enforcement agencies, have always availed the public email addresses, websites and phone numbers for possible contacts.

“The DSS, for instance, can be contacted on the website,; email address – and Telephone lines +2349153391309;+2349088373514, while the contact numbers of senior police officers, as well as those of the respective police public relations officers (PPROs) can be accessed online”, the statement read in part.

The group, however, enjoined constituted authorities to ensure the fulfillment of their campaign promises, while providing social amenities such as good roads, functional schools, accessible healthcare (primary healthcare centres), pipe-borne water among other dividends of democracy.

It also encouraged both federal and state governments to make funds available for law enforcement authorities to carry out mass recruitment of personnel.

“The continuous recruitment exercises will ensure that security personnel adequately man ungoverned spaces, many of which have been converted to ‘sanctuaries’ by criminal elements, from where they plan and execute their nefarious acts, including kidnappings and other deadly attacks.

“States are hereby encouraged to establish internal security platforms, to complement the efforts of the military, intelligence and security agencies.

“Our men in uniform symbolise the authority of the State, and we must at all times, give them the support needed to guarantee the sovereignty, indissolubility, and indivisibility of Nigeria”.

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