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Senate to support FG fight insecurity

The Senate has pledged to support the Executive arm of federal government to rid the country of the menace of insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities. 

Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi made the pledge when he led a seven-man high powered delegation to commiserate with the government and people of Borno state over recent renewed attacks in the state.

During the courtesy visit at the Government House in Maiduguri, the Senate Leader acknowledged the relentless effort and commitment of Governor Babagana Zulum towards restoring lasting peace in the entire state, urging him to continue.

“We will leave no stone unturned to make sure we support the Executive arm and provide the administration with all the necessary resources that are required to secure the nation and rid our people from insurgency and banditry”. Sen. Abdullahi said.

Senate delegation led by the Senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi during a sympathy visit to Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum following recent attacks in some parts of the state. Photo: Dauda Iliya/Radio Nigeria

Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum who thanked the senate for the sympathy visit also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for stabilising the security situation in the north east. 

Governor Zulum observed that for the fight against insurgency to succeed, there was a need for the country to strengthen collaboration with neighbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger republics.

He also called for the recruitment of Civilian JTF, Hunters and Vigilantes into the military and other security agencies, increase number of troops in the theater and intensify military operations in the fringes of lake Chad and Sambisa forest. 

The delegation comprised of Senate Whip Senator Orji Kalu, Minority whip and 3 Senators from the Borno state. 

Dauda Iliya

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