Street Journal’s investigations have revealed that heads may start to roll anytime soon because of the security situation in the country. It has also been gathered that the Police force and the Department of State Security are among the agencies that might experience a shake up. Though the imminent shake up in the leadership of the two organizations cannot be divorced from the increasing wave of crime in the country, Street Journal found out that the recent attack on the United Nations building might prove to be the last straw, especially for the heads of security agencies that have been at the receiving end of criticisms from majority of Nigerians.
Apart from giving Nigeria’s image a dent, the recent attack on the UN building has also put the Federal Government in a tight situation as it tries to assure citizens of the security of lives and property. From all indications, the police under Hafiz Ringim does not seem to be able to handle the insecurity issue. on the Boko Haram issue too, many Nigerians are of the opinion that the police has fared below expectation as attacks are carried out on police stations almost on a weekly basis and nothing has been done so far. The SSS on the other hand seems to have jettisoned the idea of being proactive. Rather, Nigerians only get to hear their reactions after incidents. Not a few Nigerians have faulted the department’s claims of arresting some suspects before the bombing took place in Abuja. The question on most lips is ”if suspects were apprehended before the incident, how come it was not prevented?”
The Boko Haram sect has also named Mohammed Abdul Barra, a 27 year old as the suicide bomber that drove a bomb-laden vehicle into the UN building and denied that the person listed as the mastermind of the UN building explosion is their member, thus raising Nigerians’ doubts about the SSS.