Prof. Oyesoji Aremu of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Research, College of Ibadan, has warned that the insecurity in Nigeria could worsen.
He mentioned the absence of policemen from their responsibility posts, after the Finish SARS unrest, was unsettling.
The professor of Counselling and Prison Justice spoke to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan.
“Their absence portends nice hazard to public peace. In impact, criminals and bandits could change into extra daring, understanding very effectively they might function unchallenged. The non-presence may additionally make private and non-private establishments unsafe,” he mentioned.
Aremu suggested the police administration and members of the general public to interact in confidence constructing.
The don mentioned police personnel would require assurances from the federal government that their lives could be protected.
He said that within the historical past of the Nigeria Police, the safety company by no means witnessed the form of latest public scrutiny and assault.
“The latest occasions have drastically affected the morale and dedication of the officers and males of the Nigeria Police Pressure, primarily as a result of the general public has withdrawn its legitimacy which is essential to policing”, Aremu added.
A police officer has suggested Nigerians to guard themselves, declaring that the present state of affairs was not secure.
The DPO regretted that operatives had been killed, stations broken and armouries looted at a number of areas.