Killings in Shagamu, Kaduna, reprisal killings in the East,Banditry and extra judicial killings in many parts of the country, theactivities of OPC. APC, Egbesu, Mossop. These case have negativeimpact on national security. Security operations into some of thesecases revealed that the underlying motives of the perpetrators f theseunwholesome acts, hiding under the cloak of human rights arebasically political laced with religion.
Situation where discredited politician and those who have fallenout of favour with government, hide under the cloak of human rightsto cause security problem should be condemned by all well meaningNigerians. Security should be seen as a collective responsibility of all.It is therefore incumbent on all peace loving Nigerians to furnishinformation considered to be inimical to the interest of the entity calledNigeria to security agencies and their agents for further action.
In a layman’s language, security simply means freedom fromdanger or anxiety. And when viewed professionally, we can say that itis a condition achieved when classified information and materials aresuccessfully protected from loss, disclosure, espionage, sabotage,and personnel protected against subversion. Security operations onthe other hand, can be refereed to as the totality of activities carriedout by security agencies in the discharge of their statutory roles andfunctions. In Nigeria, a lot of agencies are responsible for carrying outsecurity operations in order to protect the state, the individual or group from threats or danger to their normal existence. Agencies thatcarry out one from of security operation include: