- Senate president Lawan has said the difficulty experienced while purchasing equipment is a major challenge affecting Nigeria's efforts against insecurity
- Lawan said efforts to buy equipment for the Nigerian armed forces are usually frustrated by international politics
- The Senate president added that Nigeria's security system is currently overstretched, adding that there is a need for more resources to tackle insecurity
The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says international politics is Nigeria's major challenge against finding lasting solutions to the insecurity in the country.
ThisDay reports that Lawan said international politics has slowed down efforts at acquiring sophisticated weapons needed by security agencies to effectively protect lives and property.
Legit.ng gathers that the Senate president made this known while interacting with newsmen ahead of the first anniversary of the ninth Senate scheduled for Thursday, June 11.
He explained that the efforts to buy equipment for the Nigerian armed forces are usually frustrated by international politics as the requests take longer than expected.
Lawan said Nigeria's security system is currently overstretched, adding that there is a need for more resources to tackle insecurity.
The Senate president, however, said the Nigerian government will continue to engage foreign countries where the equipment is being purchased to facilitate better understanding.
He added that Nigeria also needs more security personnel and training for almost all the security agencies to effectively to tackle the menace of insecurity.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that bandits had been warned by President Muhammadu Buhari to surrender their weapons or face “disgraceful and violent end’’.
The warning came at a meeting the president had with Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state at the State House on Thursday, June 4.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari also commiserated with Masari over the loss of lives in the attacks.
The president assured people and government of Katsina that the bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state and across the country will not go unpunished.
According to him, renewed efforts and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country were ongoing.
Buhari added that more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna states will be undertaken.
Some Nigerians have expressed how tired they are these assurances.
Taking to the comment section, @amechioma wrote: "Nigerians are tired of these assurances."
On his part, @otse08834149 said: "Nigerians, at this point, have become weary of ‘countless spineless assurances’ from this government. What we need now is results and not words of the mouth. Please wake up to your responsibilities as a government."
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