Senate recommends refurbishing of national security


The Senate has recommended refurbishing of the national security to ensure there is no existential threat to national cohesion and survival in the country.

In a report submitted by Chairman of Ad Hoc Committee on Review of Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Lawan disclosed the recommendations of the committee included re-examining and refurbishing the nation’s security architecture and infrastructure to safeguard every community in the country from the danger of insecurity.

The report reads “The Federal Government should ensure full compliance with the letter and spirit of the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of persons, cattle, and goods with a view to ensuring that it is administered strictly to preserve the interests, safety, and security of Nigeria and its people. “The Federal Government should examine the deployment of security personnel in our rural communities and borders to ensure that no one gets in or out of the country without proper documentation and regular surveillance.

Ahmed Lawan who is also the Senate Leader revealed the committee had visited Benue in the cause of its assignment to ascertain the level of killings in the state, adding that other recommendations are for the Senate to convene national security summit as a matter of utmost urgency.

Meanwhile, the Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris 14 day ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings.


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