Borno killings: FG, presidency need to do more, says Osinbajo

Borno killings: FG, presidency need to do more, says Osinbajo

- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo is not satisfied with the conventional ways employed to fight terrorism in Nigeria

- Osinbajo believes the federal government needs the experience of locals affected by insurgency, especially in terms of intelligence gathering

- The vice president was reacting to the killing of persons in Borno state by an armed gang

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Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has lent his voice against the recent mindless killing of innocent Nigerians in Borno state by some insurgents.

During his visit to Nasarawa state on Tuesday, December 1, Osinbajo also noted that as one of the needed steps to be taken to end random killings especially in the northern region, the federal government should source local intelligence so as to gather more information on the issues of security.

Nigeria's second citizen added that President Muhammadu Buhari is already looking at how to deal with the issues in more innovative and effective ways.

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Borno killings: FG, presidency need to do more, says Osinbajo
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo believes the federal government needs the help of natives affected by insurgency in intelligence gathering (Photo: Yemi Osinbajo)
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The vice president also agreed with the view that its high time the presidency started reviewing the conventional means of addressing organised violent crimes by terrorists in the country.

He stated:

“We have to do a lot more local intelligence and some of the community policing efforts we are planning on, so that information is supplied faster, especially at the local level, and then a reaction will then be possible.
“It’s important to understand also that we will probably need to keep reviewing the conventional means of dealing with some of these issues, these security challenges, especially the randomness.
“Which is why the President has said that he is taking a serious look at how to deal with the issues, especially the randomness: some insane person goes into a place and shoots people, that is not the sort of thing that you are prepared for conventionally.”

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Earlier, the House of Representatives suggested that the federal government should compensate the people of Zabarmari over the destruction of their farms and the murder of their beloved.

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House, made the call during a plenary on Tuesday, December 1, amid continuous reactions trailing the killing of the rice farmers in Borno state on Saturday, November 28, by Boko Haram.

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