The Nigerian Senate came to a resolution that the Federal Government declare all known leaders of terrorists wanted as the security situation in the country is becoming more alarming.
The Upper Chamber also called on the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to massively deploy the military and other law enforcement agencies to conduct a rigorous operation that will bring to an end to the banditry and cattle rustling in the affected LGAs.
The Senate came to the resolutions on Wednesday following a motion titled “Urgent need to surmount all kinds of kidnappings, banditry and related security challenges in Wasagu-Danko, Sakaba and Yauri Local Government Areas of Kebbi” by Senator Bala Ibn Na’allah and 12 other Senators.
According to Senator Bala Ibn Na’allah, bandits are moving in hundreds from village to village, house to house in search of cattle to rustle and people to abduct.
Contributing Senator Adamu Aliero said: “The military operation has made it impossible for bandits to operate freely in Zamfara State and they are now moving to Kebbi because there is no military presence in these areas. The security agents stationed there are overwhelmed. The bandits come in hundreds, and the kind of ammunition they have our Police and military personnel don’t have them. One wonders where they get those ammunitions. Recently, we purchased Tucano aircraft. The Tucano aircraft can be used to move out all the bandits and if possible kill all of them. I urge the security forces to intensify their efforts to end banditry in Kebbi State.”
“ We have passed several landmark Motions and Bills on the floor of this Senate. My question is are the Governors truly the Chief Security Officers of their respective states? If the answer is Yes, why can’t we support the creation of state police? No State is free again in this country. If you go to local governments, you don’t see Divisional Police Officers on seat because they are not equipped. No Police office today is equipped; arm robbers are more equipped than Policemen,” Senator Uche Ekwunife intoned.
“The security situation is becoming very alarming. Not only in Kebbi State, but all the states surrounding Kebbi like Niger State. Niger State has become a haven of Boko Haram, nobody is doing anything, and we enjoy standing and doing one-minute silence? I think apart from calling on our security personnel, even our leaders should fear God. If we can protect ourselves and leave other lives being lost, there will be a day we will account for all this,” Senator Sani Musa also stated.
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