Former Inspector General of Police and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mr. Solomon Arase will lead other dignitaries to grace the 2023 National Security Conference of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).
The event is scheduled to hold at the prestigious Civic Centre on Ozumba Mbadiwe Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 21, 2023 under the chairmanship of the distinguished PSC boss.
Arase will also give the key note address at the event.
Now in its fourth edition, the NAOSNP organised National Security Conference is a single largest merger of Security experts and Practitioners under one roof, proferring solutions to Nigeria’s cyber, technological and physical Security challenges. The theme for this year’s event is Uptick of Lethal Weapons as Security Threat: Arm-full, Harm-full in New Dispensation.
Other notable dignitaries billed for this year’s event are the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, LSSTF Board Member, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, Acting Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, NSCDC Commandant General, Abubakar Audi, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbaba, Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanni and a host of others.
The conference will also feature a panel session that will xray and dissect present Security challenges, leveragingon the theme, and other matters arising. This session will feature the likes of MD, Safety Signatures, Dr Cynthia Gregg, CEO, Baddison Ventures, Matthew Ibadin, veteran broadcaster, Babajide Otitoju, Chief Security Officer, Airtel Nigeria and many more.
It is worthy of note that the NAOSNP National Security Conference has hosted the likes of former Minister of External Afairs and Governor of Old Imo State, General Ike Nwachukwu (Retd), former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bode Adeleke, former Lagos State Commissioners of Lagos, AIG Hakeem Odumosu (Retd) and DIG Abiodun Alabi among others.
Cynthia Gregg Identifies Quest to Dominate As Cause of Proliferation of Small Arms
By Eric Elezuo
A security expect and Chief Executive Officer, Safety Signatures Limited, Dr. Cynthia Gregg, has identified the need for individuals to have intimidate and dominion over their fellow man as one of the reasons for the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Nigerian Civil space, thereby resulting in insecurity and unsafe habitation.
Gregg made the observation while participating as a panelist during the panel session of the 2023 National Security Conference of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), on Thursday at the Civic Centre, Lagos.
The security practitioner noted that the issue of small arms and light weapons in the hands of non state actors, has become a major concern to all and sundry as killings abound, affecting both men in uniform and their civilian counterparts in the country today.
“We have noticed that in our society today, the person who carries the weapon is the most feared, and so because everyone wants to be feared, wants to dominate and intimidate the other person, they go to any length to acquire illegal weapons. That explains why when a robber encounters someone, the first thing they do is brandish a weapon or unleash some brutality to subdue their victim. It is the norm, unfortunately,” she said.
She further called on the public to encourage and help the law enforcement agencies to carry out their duties by saying something when they see something, and advocated community engagement to deal with challenges of proliferation of lethal weapons in the hands of non state actors.
Again, Gregg lauded the efforts of NAOSNP in using its platform to propagate safety and security through fruitful engagements with relevant institutions and reportage of credible security stories as well as advocacy through its enviable conferences.
Police Confirm Conclusion of Mohbad’s Autopsy, Await Result
The Lagos State Police Command had said the autopsy conducted on Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, had been concluded.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to The Punch during a telephone conversation on Thursday.
He said, “Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting results.”
Earlier on, while responding to an enquiry by the paper concerning arrests made by the police in connection with the late singer’s death, Hundeyin said, “I can’t answer questions on the arrests yet because I don’t have that update. However, the nurse is in our custody; I can confirm that.”
Police Exhume Mohbad’s Body for Autopsy
The body of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has been exhumed for autopsy.
Lagos State Police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed the development via his X handle on Thursday.
The Lagos Police image maker wrote: “Exhumation completed. Autopsy to commence. #JusticeForMohad #Justice4Mohbad.”