- Senator Ali Ndume said the security situation in the northeast is getting worse
- The lawmaker lamented the Boko Haram attacks resurged just when people had started feeling relieved that the security situation was getting better
- Ndume, therefore, called on President Buhari to do more to ensure he secures the lives and property of Nigerians
The security situation in the northeastern part of the country is not getting better, the senator representing Borno South in the upper legislative chamber, Senator Ali Ndume, has cried out.
The outspoken senator lamented that the renewed attacks by the Boko insurgents, noting that the terrorists activities have increased, Channels TV reports.
The senator said it was unfortunate that the attacks resurged just when people had started feeling relieved that the security situation was getting better.
Ndume called on President Buhari to do more to ensure he secures the lives and property of Nigerians.
Also, as part of the resolution reached by lawmakers of the ninth Senate, President Buhari has been asked to declare a state of emergency on the nation's security.
The lawmakers during the plenary on Wednesday, January 29, deliberated on the security challenges in Nigeria.
The senators also considered the restructuring of the current security architecture of the country.
In a similar development, Senator Elisha Abbo has called for the sack of the service chiefs as Nigeria continues to battle mounting insecurity across the nation.
Abbo made the call during plenary on Wednesday, January 29 while contributing to the motion on insecurity.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator described himself as a victim of the insecurity in Nigeria, adding that his senatorial district, including his country home, has been attacked by insurgents nine times in three months.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has said his administration’s goal of implementing policies that will make Nigeria a secure nation can only be achieved if Nigerians put their differences aside and work together in the spirit of cooperation.
The Nigerian president made the statement on Thursday, January 30, when the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Awardees paid him a visit in Abuja.
The president added that it is only when Nigerian citizens are productive that the country could become a big and prosperous economy.
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