It is disturbing the reports of inter-agency rivalry among security agencies in Nigeria. Rather than ensure maximum protection of life and property, the personnel engage in unnecessary altercations that is not only detrimental to national security but the image of the country as a whole.
The recent unfortunate fight between the Nigerian Navy and the police in Calabar, Cross River State where a police officer was beaten to a pulp by Naval Ratings was quite unfortunate. More worrisome was the report that after the issue was resolved in the afternoon, some navy personnel still stormed a police station in the evening and were shooting indiscriminately.
The untoward behaviours must be addressed by the government by ensuring that those involved are punished to prevent reoccurrence of such disaster. Nobody is free from the insecurity cases in Nigeria, both the adults and the children and even the ones meant to secure us.
It is necessary to, therefore, call on security agencies to establish and sustain a mutual relationship through collaboration and coordination of activities in ensuring the protection and safety of the citizens.
. Lawal is of the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.