Bandits, kidnappers now hide at national parks - Senate raises alarm
- A new motion has been sponsored by Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar (Kwara North)
- The motion was sponsored by the senator alongside ten other lawmakers
- The motion led to the debate on National Parks Service into the Nigeria security architecture said Nigeria is losing revenue from national parks
The Nigerian Senate has warned that some bandits and kidnappers have taken over national parks across Nigeria.
Daily Trust reports that the ninth Senate said the criminals now use these locations as their safe haven after their attacks on citizens.
Speaking at the plenary on Thursday, February 13, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Uba Sani, while leading the debate on National Parks Service into the Nigeria security architecture said Nigeria is losing revenue from national parks.
He said this is so because the activities of bandits and kidnappers prevented people from going there.
The motion was sponsored by Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar (Kwara North) and co-sponsored by ten others.
Umar said noted that the National Park Service had no sufficient resources, personnel and training to cope with the current security challenges.
The motion called the mainstreaming of the National Park Service into the nation’s security architecture in line with the resolution of the 12th National Council on Environment.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called on the president to declare a state of emergency in Borno state.
The call by the centre is on the heels of growing killings in the state with the recent one in Auno community in the state.
CALSER's convener, Princess Ajibola, condemned the renewed spate of insurgents attacks in Borno.
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