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Senate Set To Review Security Operations In The Country

13 January 2018 National News News


The Senate is to review the current security architecture in the country to make it more efficient in the task of protecting lives and property of all citizens.

Chairman Senate adhoc committee on Security and Infrastructure, Ahmed Lawan gave the indication when he led other members to visit Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi.

Members of the Senate ad-hoc committee on Security and Infrastructure, led by it Chairman Ahmed Lawan on a visit to the Benue state Governor in Makurdi.

Senator Lawan said there were glaring and obvious lapses in the way security agencies in the country are structured making it difficult for them to cooperate in protecting the people.

He noted that the mass murder carried out on the people of Guma and Logo Local Government areas should not have taken place without intelligence report if there had been efficiency in the operation of security agencies.

The Chairman Senate Adhoc Committee on Security and Infrastructure condemned the killings, maiming and destruction of property by armed herdsmen in Benue and other parts of the country assuring that they cannot sit and watch the acts to continue.

Senator Lawan said the committee would liaise with agencies that are mandated to provide security and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the herdsmen menace.

Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom thanked the senate adhoc committee for commencing the process of rejigging the security apparatus of the country and urged the members to come up with far reaching recommendations that would put a stop to the killings by herdsmen.

Correspondent Terna  Injua reports that the Governor who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for efforts made to bring the crisis under control, said he and People of the State look forward seeing the Federal Government providing permanent solution to the insecurity challenge in the State.


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