(By Chris K. Amadi) – ONELGA Security Planning and Advisory Commission, OSPAC, has shown that security outfits tailored along the line of the people otherwise known as state policing is workable in Nigeria.
Speaking with our reporter in Omoku over the weekend, the Managing Director of Okem Fisheries, Kenneth Chikuladi Ahiaitu said that the achievements recorded by OSPAC, an internal security outfit in Omoku has given the town a new lease of life such that citizens of the local government can now sleep with two eyes closed.
Mr. Ahiaitu was full of praises for the Caretaker Chairman of ONELGA, Barr. Osi Olisa for redefining that insecurity situation in ONELGA can be contained.
“During the days of Don Wani in our local government , nobody born of a woman can imagine that Omoku can witness absolute peace as we have it now. At that time all businesses were closed, residents were relocating and opportunists were even buying off properties but today, following the establishment of OSPAC, Omoku is now back to its original status as a cosmopolitan city, as many people have come back”.
Speaking further, the agriculturist commended Governor Ezenwo Wike for appointing Barr. Osi Olisa, who also put his heart on the job as chairman of the care taker committee of the council.
“Apart from appointing a round peg in a round hole, Governor Wike also provided the enabling environment for the chairman to operate which resulted to the level of success recorded within the short period of six months culminating in the end of the era of terror and terrorism in the area”, Ahiaitu said.
From the activities of OSPAC and successes recorded so far, there is no doubt that what we need to fight crime and criminality in Nigeria are security outfits that have close to 100 percent local content; that has sufficient information not only on the history of the area of coverage but also the geography.
The general experience is that the police and other security agencies may be doing their best but if you take the example of Omoku and OSPAC, you find that the handicap of the police, is lack of general knowledge of the area, including the terrain.
It is on this note that, it is advisable that Nigerian government, including the National Assembly encourage security agencies that have local content, also known as state police.
All efforts to get the chairman of caretaker committee of ONELGA, Barr.Olisa for comments were not successful as his phone was busy most of the time.

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