Private security management professionals in Nigeria, under the umbrella of American Society for Industrial Security has expressed worry that the way and manner the Federal Government is handling the Boko Haram insurgency and clashes between herdsmen and farmers will determine whether the 2019 general elections will hold as planned or not.
Speaking ahead of its 2018 ASIS International Security conference slated for 26th and 27th of July in Lagos, Chairman, African Advisory Council of the Association, Dame Victoria Ekhomu said that the government needs to understand the risk involved and manage it.
Ekhomu said aside from the fact that the incident has left thousands of people dead, many people can no longer carry out their business activities. If the issue is not properly addressed she said it will definitely affect coming election negatively.
Government she suggested needs to use intelligence to understand why this group is operating, where their source of funding is coming from and take an appropriate step before the election period.