A Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke said graduates who can think like perpetrators of crime should be recruited into the force to improve intelligence gathering.
Dunald Duke made this call when he appeared on Channels Television on Sunday, November 29, 2020, in the wake of the slaughter of over 100 rice armers by Boko Haram in Borno State.
According to him, crime is now a very sophisticated business and those who are employed to fight the menace need to at least be at par with the perpetrators.
The former governor also called on the Federal Government to train and motivate policemen and soldiers fighting the insurgents in the Northeast.
“The level of people we bring into the force is a bit too low. Crime is a lot more sophisticated than that. We need people who can think alongside the perpetrators of the crime. We need to up the ante and train them and motivate them. There has to be an insurance scheme to look after them,” he said.
“Motivate the soldiers in the northeast. I think they are under-motivated. We need to task them on intelligence gathering. More of intelligence than firepower.
“On the other front, by now, we need to develop a strategy on kidnap. Are the police properly motivated? I doubt it, and they don’t have enough weaponry.”
KanyiDaily had earlier reported that Donald Duke also accused Nigerian security operatives of selling weapons to Boko Haram terrorists.