A retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Chris Ezike, has asked the Federal Government to employ carrot-and-stick approach in containing the rising insecurity malaise in the Southeast.
Ezike, a former Commissioner of Police in Imo and Abia States respectively, urged the FG to engage the attackers in dialogue.
The retired police chief stated this while interfacing with IgbereTv correspondent in Owerri and specifically asked the government to be sincere to itself, that it was losing the war in the region.
He also stated that there was no coordinated approach to fighting the insecurity in the region.
Ezike said, “they should engage them. The government must engage them. This is a gorilla warfare. It is difficult for the government to win it. I suggest that the government engages them in dialogue. Call it a backdoor engagement if you like but the truth is that you must engage them. Dialogue could be too formal but the government needs to engage them. These attackers have leaders. Identify their leaders and engage them.”