- A former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has complained about the insecurity in northern Nigeria
- Dogara stated that the crisis confronting the northern region is unparalleled in the history of the country
- The lawmaker stated that apart from Kwara state and the FCT, all the other northern states are experiencing one form of violence
Yakubu Dogara has said northern Nigeria has become epicenter and theatre of violence and advocated for a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.
Dogara, who was the former speaker in the House of Representatives, made the statement on Thursday, February 6, at a security meeting convened by the Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP) in Kaduna, The Nation report.
The lawmaker who chaired the meeting said the insecurity problem currently facing the northern regions was unparalleled in history.
“We are confronted with a crisis that is unparalleled in our history. The death appears unstoppable. Increasingly, it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish us from our enemies.
“There was no shortage of early warning signs and as a matter of fact, our philosophers such as the late Sa’adu Zungur of blessed memory had warned that this dystopian era was fast approaching but we ignored all. We are now paying for our collective negligence,” he said.
He described the failure to provide leadership and organise a society that works for all as the root cause of the violence in Nigeria.
Dogara pointed apart from Kwara state and the FCT, all the other northern states are experiencing one form of violence.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on Nigerian service chiefs to think outside the box in dealing with the rising level of insecurity.
Gbajabiamila said this during his meeting with the service chiefs on Wednesday, February 5, at the House of Assembly complex in Abuja, Channels TV reports.
The speaker said that no one can pretend to be ignorant of the lamentable situation of insecurity in the country and that the protection of Nigerians is a top priority to the house.
Gbajabiamila called on the service chiefs to take the battle to the terrorists whose criminal activities have caused much unrest in Nigeria.
In another report, the operatives of the Nigeria police recorded a ground-breaking success in a counter-terrorism operation they carried out on Wednesday, February 5, in Kaduna state.
According to police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the operation was carried out by the special operatives of Operation Puff Adder in collaboration with the special forces of the Police Airwing.
Legit.ng gathered that the operatives invaded the camp of the Ansaru terror group in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state and killed over 250 members of the group.
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