A former presidential candidate Donald Duke has alleged that security operatives sell arms to Boko Haram fighters.
Mr Duke, a former governor of Cross River, made the allegation during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
“On the other front, by now, we need to develop a strategy on kidnap. Are the police properly motivated? I doubt it, and they don’t have enough weaponry,” he said.
“Most of the weaponry used by Boko Haram come from our armory, we will need to look into that. Why are we selling weapons to the enemy?”
Duke urged the authorities to consider employing graduates into the police force since crime has become “more sophisticated.”
“The level of people we bring into the Force is a bit too low. (I think it is the school certificate). Crime is a lot more sophisticated than that. We have a large pool of graduates who are unemployed. They should be recruited.
“We need people who can think alongside the perpetrators of the crime. We need to up the ante and train them and motivate them. There has to be an insurance scheme to look after them,” he said.