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CITAD advocates transparency in the counter-insurgency process of the country.


CITAD advocates transparency in the counter-insurgency process of the country.

By Ahmed Ahmed

A Non-governmental Organization NGO Centre For Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has advocated for transparency in the process of counter-insurgency efforts in the country.

Mr Yunusa Ya’u , the Executive Director CITAD made the call during the presentation of two books on corruption, insurgency and hate speech on Thursday in Bauchi.

He said the need for transparency in all processes of the counter- insuregency efforts in other not to shield any corrupt practice.

“That includes corruption in the anti corruption agencies it’s imperative to investigate and prosecute all corrupt cases to regain citizens’ trust and reduce excessive.

“Prompt payment of entitlement and remuneration of security agencies would be look into,

“So also prompt response to information by Community members on suspected cases like activities of the terrorists by Community members would go a long way,” he said.

Ya’u also expressed dismay over prevalence of hate speech among the diverse people of Nigeria, adding that hate speech has made it impossible for communities to collectively rise up and confront the challenges bedeviling the country.

He said that the books are meant to highlight the challenges of insecurity, corruption and hate speech in the nation.

According to him, the three issues are the major constraints facing the country which the government has been unable to surmount.

He pointed out that all parts of the country experience one form of insecurity or another citing insurgency in the north east, banditry in north west, kidnappings and robbery in other areas.

“The second problem he stated that militates against the development of the nation is corruption opening that fight against corruption should be intensified so that things could improve for the better in Nigeria.

“The last issue he discussed was the proliferation of hate speech which according to him leads to crises and violence.

He added that hate speech divides the country and prevents countrymen from addressing their problems as atrocities are attributed by hate speakers to some section of people instead of viewing them as national issues that should be tackled collectively.

He noted that the NGO intervened by highlighting the problems at stake and proffering possible and workable solutions to the problems.

Our Correspondent reports that the two books presented are titled; The Compromised State, ‘How Corruption Sustains Insecurity In Nigeria’ and the ‘Context And Content In Hate Speech.

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