The Acting Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed said that security agencies, including the police are re strategising and would require more sophisticated equipment to be able to tackle the present challenge of terrorism posed by BokoHaram.
He said that President Good luck Jonathan had already promised to procure more gadgets to assist the police in crime fighting, adding that he believes that with intelligence gathering and the support of other security agencies, the terrorism would be surmounted in the country.
The police boss, who spoke in Umuahia on Wednesday, explained that his visit to the state was aimed at re-evaluating the security issues in the state, as well as assess officers of the Zone Nine and educate them on how to better confront the present security challenges.
On the removal of road blocks, the acting IGP maintained that they would remain removed as they have not in any way helped the image of the country. He added that it was only in Nigeria that drums and tires were used as road blocks.
Mohammed said part of his vision for the police was to eradicate bribery and corruption in the force as he has zero tolerance for corruption.
Affirming that he said that crime was a global phenomenon and not peculiar to Nigeria alone, he noted that as long as economic activities were on in any given society, crime must be associated with it.
The IGP however educated that what was required was to bring it to the barest minimum.
“We only need effective crime management and control,” he said.
In his remarks, Abia State Governor Chief A. Orji said to achieve peace and sustainable development, there was the need to invest heavily in the security of the nation by the Federal Government and state governments.
Orji emphasised the need for the Federal Government and the state governments to channel funds into the security sector to achieve a lasting solution to the seeming unending terrorist attacks in the country.
He said no amount of money invested in securing the lives and property of citizens would be too much.