- The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has expressed deep concern over the current security challenges facing the country
- Lawan called for the complete overhaul of the nation’s security apparatus
- He promised that the Senate will look into the issues of security when it resumes this week
The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, January 27 bemoaned the deteriorating security situation in the country, even as he called for the complete overhaul of the nation’s security apparatus.
Lawan who made the comment during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, expressed concern over the current security situation in the country.
He said: “Presently, the story is not good. In many areas, we have so much happening that is destabilizing our communities and killing of people.
“Apparently, the system has not been working efficiently and effectively and we have to do something. This time around, there should not be buck-passing, we have to be forthright. We have to say it as it is and we have to do it as it is required.”
The Senate president further said the legislature will probe the security challenges so as to know where the problem really lies.
“The Senate will take a position on how security in the country should be. We believe that the security architecture should be restructured. The present system does not give us the type of outcome that we need.
“Whether it is the federal, state or local government; even the traditional rulers or others, the most important thing is to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and we would do that,” he said.
Four days ago, the senator representing Niger East senatorial district, Mohammed Sani Musa raised alarm over the incessant killings of his constituents by bandits in the last few weeks.
In a statement he signed over the weekend, the lawmaker described as unfortunate the fresh attacks in the area from Tuesday, January 14 which left two persons, including a village head dead while over 30 persons were abducted.
Meanwhile, as Nigeria continues to battle insecurity across the country, governors of the six north-central states have concluded plans to kick-start the framework for effective community policing to tackle the issues in the region.
The decision was taken in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, at the just concluded Northcentral Security Summit where all the governors in the region were present.
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