A former Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr Tunji Cualcrick, has suggested the use of technology to secure the nation’s borders.
Mr Cualcrick believes this will go a long way in tackling unauthorised movements of persons and illegal items into the country.
“We’ve got to apply technology to ensure that we police our borders effectively,” he said on Monday during a special programme on Channels Television, The Inauguration.
The former AIG added, “In terms of our borders that are spread wide all over, I don’t think we have enough human resources to cover them effectively, but technology can actually help.”
He said there was a need to adopt the use of technology to prevent illegal movements and send security forces to stopped foreigners infiltrating the country.
Mr Cualcrick noted that the recent security challenges in the country were partly as a result of the weak border.
He also decried the menace of arms proliferation, saying, “I’m certainly not satisfied that we still have a large cache of arms in the hands of the wrong people.
“Nevertheless, a lot has actually been done with regards to ensuring that some of these arms are recovered. The government is actually doing more to ensure that these arms are mopped up significantly.”
The former AIG added, “I want to sincerely believe that there is still need for a more holistic approach; we are talking about a better approach, particularly with regards to the application of technology.”