Senate president Ahmed Lawan says security in Nigeria has deteriorated

Senate president Ahmed Lawan says security in Nigeria has deteriorated

- Ahmed Lawan, the Senate president describes the security situation in Nigeria as worrisome

- The Senate leader says there is a need for those in government to do all necessary to secure the lives and property of citizens as contained in the constitution

- Lawan notes that speedy measures need to be taken to find solutions to the security problems the country is currently facing

Ahmed Lawan, the Senate president on Tuesday, January 28, said the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria is worrisome.

Speaking during plenary at the Senate chamber, Lawan said the loss of lives recorded in the country was unacceptable, Channels TV reports.

The Senate leader said there is need for those in government to do all necessary to secure the lives and property of citizens as contained in the constitution.

He said speedy measures need to be taken to find solutions to the security problems the country is currently facing.

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The senator urged the police and other security agencies to work towards the introduction of community policing.

Meanwhile, the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has applauded Nigeria's military and Service Chiefs for displaying unwavering commitment to end the insurgency in the country.

The coalition commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the efforts made by his administration in the fight against terrorism.

A statement signed by CATE's national coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, said the organisation is proud of the exploits of the Nigerian troops and the numerous sacrifices they have made in the pursuant of peace all over the country.

The coalition further hailed the service chiefs for the sound strategic and policy direction in the war against terrorism.

In another report, the federal government has purchased two helicopter gunships. This was revealed by the chief of Air staff, Sadigue Abubakar, on Friday, January 17, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja, Premium Times reports.

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Meanwhile, many ISWAP fighters were killed when the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno state.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the spokesperson for NAF disclosed in a statement on Monday, January 27, that hideouts of insurgents at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad and at Bula Bello near Sambisa Forest all in Borno were also bombed in other strikes, Vanguard newspaper report.

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