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Adopt ICT in tacking insecurity, corruption, former Police IG urges security agencies

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A former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba has called security agencies to adopt technology in fighting crime, insecurity and corruption in the country.

Abba made this call at the launch of Aptech Computer Education Training Centre on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that Information Communication Technology (ICT) was a veritable tool to tackle insecurity and corruption in Nigeria.

He said crime and corruption would drop in Nigeria by 50 percent if government installs Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera in strategic locations in the country.

“If we should have cameras on our streets and in all places of gathering, we will reduce crime more than 50 percent and corruption by 80 percent because no policeman will take from you because the camera is watching and recording,” he said.

Abba added that there was a need for the government to consider the establishment of an Information Communication Technology University in the country.

The former Police boss, who underscored the importance of ICT in curbing crimes and corruption, said developed countries like Russia are taking advantage of it.

“I went to Moscow in 2009 for a study tour and I asked them that I read somewhere that the Russian Police used to be among the most corrupt.

“I asked how they conquered it and they said they used the camera because there is no way you can do it in the street again (taking bribe) you cannot do it public places because the cameras are there.

“The best way to prevent crime, the best way to detect crime when it takes place, the best way to minimize it is through ICT. IT is the solution.

“Security agencies need to adopt technology in fighting crime, insecurity and corruption in the country.

Abba, who is the Chairman of the company, said that ICT helps students to learn more on the use of computer to pass JAMB examination.

He said he took the opportunity when Aptech was giving another licence for their computer education, arena multimedia and animation training centre.

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