The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in Rivers State has frowned at the killing of security men by unknown gunmen.
The state Chairman of CLO, Sotonye George, in a chat with our correspondent in Port Harcourt, advised the unknown gunmen to have a rethink by stopping the killings.
He said if the security agencies are withdrawn from their duty posts, it will affect everybody with respect to securing lives and property of innocent citizens and the society at large.
“The civil society frowns at the killings of police officers and security men because the civil society feels that these people are also victims of bad government, they are victims of circumstances and they do not deserve death.
“And we are advising that those who are attacking the policemen and the security men should have a rethink because that is not the best way to go”.
“The security men are innocent in the bad governance issue, if the security men withdraw from the road, even them will not be safe, the society will not be safe and that will be anarchy for everybody”
Sotonye George however said the best approach towards fighting crime in the state has gone beyond the closure of borders and curfew, but to engage foreign partners to fight crime by using technology such as CCTV cameras, satellite and others.
“Well, the pro-activeness of the governor is not a bad one but the civil society looked at it that fighting crime now has gone the way of technology and not just closing borders”
“It is a matter of engaging people with the right technological equipment, we have CCTV cameras, satellites to mount and where necessary you can engage foreign partners to assist you in the fight against crime and not the crude method we are using”.
According to him such methods will not help the society, it will rather degenerate to hardship”.