RAZORNEWS NIGERIA, November 30, 2020
AS the exacerbating level of insecurity in the country is seemingly defying all known antidotes, a call has gone to the various levels of governments in the country to harness more of local intelligence as a panacea to wriggling out of this quagmire. Chairman, Managing Director of Badinson Security Services Limited who also heads the Police Community Relations Committee PCRC Victoria Island branch Lagos, Mr. Mathew Ibadin dropped the hints weekend in Lagos at the occasion of the graduation ceremony of students of the Institute of Security Nigeria, University of Lagos, where he was inducted a fellow of the Institute. A graduate of Political Science from the same University and media entrepreneur, Ibadin whose love for security is without definition and has therefore, undergone courses on various fabrics of security including forensic photographic analysis in the UK, insists that criminals are not spirits; stressing that they live amongst the people. According to the award winning supernumerary Police Spy Detective who visibly beamed with smiles from both cheeks moments after being inducted a fellow of the Institute said, “Each time I flip through those screaming headlines in our dailies on how criminals outwit our security operatives, it worries me. The reason is simple: these are people who have no known technical training in their criminality; they are crude and casual; so how come they always outwit of trained security personnel and operate undetected? As an individual who had painstakingly gone through all fabrics of security trainings, I am of the opinion that we can comfortably outfox these criminals and beat them to their games. And this is simply by making ample application of local intelligence. Criminals are human beings and they live with us in our communities and they have friends too; so tell me, if your friends who have no visible means of livelihood suddenly begin to live ostentatious life, won’t your instinct tell you that they may be in for some uneconomic activities? As a law abiding citizen, what you do is begin to monitor them and report to the relevant security agency. That is local intelligence at play.”
Continuing, the soft spoken and highly cerebral and unassuming employer of labour who is a member of several security associations including Association of Industrial Security and safety Operators of Nigeria AISSON said, “By the grace of God I am the chairman of PCRC Victoria Island branch Lagos and what I always preach to our Policemen during our meetings is the community policing model which boils down to local intelligence. I am happy the present leadership of the Nigeria Police is extensively keying into community policing model as a veritable means of tackling insecurity. With a better application of local intelligence, the war against Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East would be a thing of the past. The Nigerian troops should employ it bearing in mind that this is guerrilla warfare but with some of the terrorists living within the local communities. You will agree with me that the use of the Civilian JTF by our troops then worked wonders in the fight against the insurgents. This is how insecurity is fought all over the climes and that is the only way out.”
Speaking on his graduation from the Institute of Security and subsequent induction as a fellow of the Institute, a visibly elated Ibadin said, “With my present education from the Institute of Security, Nigeria, University of Lagos which is incidentally, my Alma-mata, I am much more positioned to galvanize all that had been garnered for the betterment of the PCRC Victoria Island which I head, the various organizations under my watch and of course, Nigeria in general.”
Matthew Ibadin is a passionate purpose driven and experienced Media Entrepreneur, highly skilled in, documentary production, Photojournalism, forensic, Photography. Also, he is a security consultant, Real Estate Expert and Publisher of a monthly magazine, Property Broker Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the prestigious university of Lagos. He obtained advanced Diploma in Strategic Security and infrastructure protection from the Institute of Security, Nigeria and bagged his certified protection officer from school of management and security. He proceeded to Police Training College for supernumerary training. He is a member of the following professional bodies: Member, Association of Industrial Security and safety operators of Nigeria AISSON, Member, international Foundation for protection officer IFPOMember, America society of picture professional ASPP President, Edo students Association.
He has the following awards and decorations; Certificate of participation; police community relations committee. Lagos state command, Crime reporters association of Nigeria; community policing advocacy excellence award, Lagos watch; excellence award for ambassador of peace and security award, Association of industrial security and safety operators of Nigeria AISSON; Award for excellence, Fellowship award; institute of security, Nigeria, award of recognition, Certificate of fellowship, institute of security, Nigeria. Certificate of participation He has developed, worked and implement advocacy campaign focusing on media communication. He is a pleasant unassuming and good team builder, versatile with proven security organization and interpersonal skills. He makes constructive difference in initiating and delivering strategic solutions to security and social problems he is a man with high level of creativity, resourcefulness and integrity. To buttress his passion for good security he has been awarded with a fellowship award from the institute of security in Nigeria by the prestigious University of Lagos alongside AIG Ahmed Iliasu, CP Hakeem Odumosu, DCP Ebunoluwa Rotimi Adelesi, HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, alongside many men of timber and caliber in the society. He is indeed a man passionate about security as he is currently the Police Community relations committee PCRC, Victoria Island, Lagos state. Matthew Ibadin is a keen promoter of community security, neighborhood protection and community development programs and activities.
Source: Crime World