Insecurity: Banditry becoming an industry benefiting some people, Senate president says

Insecurity: Banditry becoming an industry benefiting some people, Senate president says

- Ahmad Lawan has expressed concern over the rise in the activities of bandits across the country

- According to the Senate president, banditry is fast becoming an industry

- The lawmaker also stated that quite a number of people are benefitting

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Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has cried out over the increased activities of bandits in the nation.

According to the federal lawmaker, banditry was fast becoming an industry, adding quite a number of people are benefitting from kidnapping.

The Punch reports that Lawan made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 2, after the confirmation of the new service chiefs.

Insecurity: Banditry becoming an industry benefiting some people, Senate president says
The Senate president says some people are benefiting from banditry. Photo credit: @NGRSenate
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The president of the red chamber described the situation as unacceptable saying something must give.

While tasking the newly confirmed military generals to stop the ugly trend, Lawan asked the service chiefs to take the war to the bandits and insurgents in their strongholds.

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Buhari, ministers, service chiefs hold security meeting

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja over insecurity in the country.

This is the first NSC meeting the president would be holding with the new service chiefs after their appointment in January and screening/confirmation by the National Assembly in February.

Among those attending the meeting are the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo; the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha; the chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

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FG reveals why kidnappers are targeting school children

In another report, the federal government said kidnappers targeting schoolchildren for abductions are likely doing it to embarrass the government.

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The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the statement on Monday, March 1, after a meeting with President Buhari in Abuja, to brief him on his visit to Zamfara.

He said the president is determined to ensure that schools across the country are safe.

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