- The security situation in Jigawa state is tense following suspicious activities of Boko Haram insurgents
- The Jigawa state government has named affected areas which have recorded likely insurgent activities
- Members of the Boko Haram group have intensified attacks on military formations in the northeastern parts of Nigeria
The Jigawa state governor, Muhammad Badaru, has raised security concerns over the suspected infiltration of Boko Haram insurgents into the state from neighboring Bauchi.
The secretary to the Bauchi state government, Sabiu Baba, at a press conference on Monday, May 3, said the insurgents are suspected to have infiltrated four council areas in the state, Premium Times reported
He named the affected council areas as Zaki, Gamawa, Darazo, and Dambam.
The official stated that the attempted vandalization of telecommunication masts in Gamawa gave credence to the suspicion.
Sabiu Baba disclosed that the Jigawa governor has held a security meeting with traditional rulers, local government chairpersons, and security agents over the incident.
He said the governor has urged residents of the state to be vigilant.
The senators expressed their concerns during plenary after a motion, moved through a point of order by Senator Musa Sani from Niger state.
Sani, the senator representing Niger East senatorial district, informed his colleagues that members of the terrorist group are just some two hours away from Abuja.
Meanwhile, the latest revelation on the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group by Senator Ali Ndume will sadden well-meaning Nigerians.
The senator made this known while briefing journalists after plenary on his bill seeking to establish Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno state, ThisDay added.
Still on security, the Lagos state House of Assembly has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take some bold steps including proper rejigging of the country's security architecture as well as a consideration for state police, to address the rising cases of insecurity in Nigeria.
The lawmakers made their positions known on Tuesday, April 27 when the majority leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade raised the issue at the plenary session monitored by Legit.ng.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa noted that there was an urgent need for President Buhari to address the security challenges facing the country.