The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore on Sunday promised to retool the security architecture to address the insecurity in Nigeria.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the presidential hopeful stated this during the Arise TV town hall for presidential candidates, which was held in Abuja.
Stating that the intelligence agencies were not doing enough in the area of intelligence gathering, Sowore said his government would tackle banditry if elected in the 2023 election, noting that fighting banditry and insurgency was not rocket science if intelligent people were in charge of the security agencies.
The ACC candidate alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) was not doing enough in terms of tackling the security challenges facing the country.
“I was detained by the DSS for five months. They were there watching BBNaija (reality tv show) instead of collating intelligence, analysing, and using that to stop terrorists and bandits.
“We don’t have a Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces as of today. What we have is an arranged system of security in which everybody is doing what he likes. That’s one aspect of it,” he said.
The AAC presidential candidate also urged the Nigerian government to resolve the issue of hunger and poverty before deploying guns to stop insecurity.