While he was struggling to get his country out of the chaos of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, the then British Prime Minister was cracking down on the following statement, I quote: "Foresight is a difficult art, especially when it concerns the future ". End of quote.
As attractive as it may seem in its statement, the political leader’s quote nonetheless reflected the almost insoluble nature of the equation with several unknowns that is the domain of the security of persons and property.
Even more so, in the current context of liberalization and the disturbance of conflict, with the emergence of non-state actors in this sphere formerly reserved under the sovereignty of States.
Therefore, it would be risky or even perilous to engage in the exercise of predicting, with the aim of preparing for them in the most suitable possible way, the likely variations that could experience events inscribed in a future horizon coming together at high speed. It is as much about the end-of-year celebrations as well as the 33rd edition of the African Football Cup of Nations, which will succeed itself without transition.
The continuous migratory waves, the gatherings of varying importance, the moments of popular jubilation and even the mood swings that are sure to result from them, indeed require a security framework which, if it will be strict, must, however, be flexible enough not to hamper the enjoyment of individual rights and freedoms.
Which in some ways is parallel to trying to put a camel through the eye of a needle.
Yet it is this terrifying exercise, with its high coefficient of uncertainties that those responsible for public security are engaged. Through countless brainstorming, sessions through staff simulations, without forgetting the achievements of field experience, the