In what may have appeared as a different narrative from the different versions of why all sorts of violent crimes are thriving in some parts of the country, the Commandant, Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, Kachia, Rear Admiral Tanko Pani, has said terrorism and other criminal activities thrived because the communities have allowed it.
He made the claim on Monday shortly after he received an award of excellence for combating criminal activities in Southern Kaduna and environs from a group, Kachia Patriots. Pani said criminals threatening peaceful coexistence are human beings living within communities and can either be their children, relatives, friends or stranger. He, therefore, called on the community members to cooperate with the Nigerian Navy and other security agencies by giving credible information that would help in fishing out criminals from their hideout.
The Navy Commandant added, “If we cooperate with security agencies criminality will not thrive in our land.” Secretary of the Kachia Patriots, Yusuf Usman, said, “The present danger that has enslaved all of us is the issue of crimes and criminality which are mostly presented in the form of kidnappings, daylight robbery, reprisal attacks, cattle rustling and massive displacement of people during communal clashes.” He explained that both the government and various security agencies have been deploying strategic means and establishing security formations across the volatile zones and axis to stem the security challenges.