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We’ll Work with Executive to End Insecurity in Nigeria–Senate Leader

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Mukaila Ola

The Senate has promised to with the executive arm of the federal government to rid the country of the menace of insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities, even as it described the insecurity in the country as unfortunate.

Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi made the pledge in Monday when he led a seven-man high powered delegation from the Senate to commiserate with the government and people of Borno state over recent renewed attacks in the state.

The Senate had last week set up a high powered delegation under the leadership of the Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi to commiserate with the people of Borno State following an attack in Gubio local government which claimed over 80 lives.

During a courtesy visit at the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri, the Senate Leader described the resurgence of attacks in the state and other parts of the country as unfortunate.

The Senate Leader however acknowledged the relentless effort and commitment of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum towards restoring lasting peace in the entire state, urging him not to relent.

He said: “We (Senate) will leave no stone unturned to make sure we support the executive arm and provide the administration with all the necessary resources that are required to secure the nation and rid our people from insurgency and banditry.”

Zulum while commending the Senate for the sympathy visit, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for stabilising the security situation in the north east.

He observed that for the fight against insurgency to succeed, there is the need for the country to strengthen collaboration with neighbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republics.

The governor also called for the recruitment of Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes into the military and other security agencies, appealing for the increase in the number of troops in the theatre of war and intensifying military operations in the fringes of Lake Chad and Sambisa forest.

Zulum also appealed to the National Assembly to increase budgetary allocation to the military to enable it effectively prosecute the war on terror.

He argued that the lack of security among those prosecuting the war may be responsible for the relapse, calling for introduction of technology into the warfare.

He also said the trust between the communities and the military was essential to ending the war, calling on the military authority to work at earning the trust of the population.

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