- Shehu Sani has faulted President Buhari for saying bandits and insurgents were taking advantage of the COVID-19 restrictions to attack people
- The former Senator said the government must own up to its inability to protect the lives of people
- Sani said the recent killings in parts of the north were due to evident government failures
A popular political activist, Shehu Sani, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for saying bandits and insurgents were taking advantage of the COVID-19 restrictions to attack people.
The former Senator in a statement on Friday, June 12, said the government must own up to its inability to protect the lives of people.
He said the recent killings in parts of the north were due to evident government failures.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Buhari has blamed the recent killings in Borno and Katsina states on the current coronavirus lockdown across the country.
The Nigerian leader made this assertion during his national broadcast on Friday, June 12 on the occasion of Nigeria's 21st anniversary of a return to civilian rule.
The president, who expressed regret at the attacks, described the loss of several lives in the attacks as tragic. He also assured that the security agencies will bring the attackers to justice.
Buhari pleaded with states to help the security agencies with critical intelligence to prevent the reoccurrence of such gory attacks in the future.
Meanwhile, in a renewed effort against insecurity across the country, the leaders of the National Assembly (NASS) have agreed to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and the service chiefs.
The ninth Senate, marking its one year anniversary on Thursday, June 11, reached the consensus to take the bull by the horn amid alarming rises in killing and attacks on villages in some states.
Legit.ng gathers that Senator Abubakar Kyari representing Borno North constituency moved the motion mandating the NASS leadership to meet with the president.
The upper chamber, in its resolution, also resolved to mandate the security operatives to urgently secure areas around the Lake Chad.
In another report, Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno state command have arrested a suspected Boko Haram logistics supplier. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Borno state NSCDC commandant who confirmed this in Maiduguri on Thursday, June 11, noted that the suspect was apprehended with a car filled with fuel and other commodities.
Abdullahi said that the suspect, Bakura Ibrahim, was nabbed by men at the Muna Garage along Gamboru Ngala Road, Maiduguri on Saturday, June 6.
Items found with the 35-year-old include 24 jerry cans of 25 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 7 cartons of traditional medicine, 10 bags of fishing hooks and nets, and sex enhancement drugs.
The commandant went on to note that through the collaboration with other security agencies in Borno, NSCDC has recorded tremendous success in the fight against crime.
The commandant said that the command has so far arrested three high profile Boko Haram terrorists and handed them to military authorities for necessary action in 2020.
He attributed the recent spike in terrorist attacks to activities of informants, logistics suppliers, and sympathizers who are living among residents of the state.
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