The Senate yesterday decried persistent insecurity in parts of the country.
It urged government at all levels to immediately review security strategies to curtail the menace.

The resolution of the Senate followed its consideration and adoption of a motion, titled: “Urgent need to review security approach in addressing banditry attacks in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kaduna and Kebbi States in the Northwest of Nigeria” sponsored by Senator Sani Nasiru (APC, Katsina North).

Following the motion, the Red Chamber sought increased collaboration between security agencies and state governments on security amtters.

The Senate urged President Bola Tinubu to direct a thorough review and evaluation of the strategies employed by security agencies in the Northwest and the Northcentral.

It also asked the President to consider the deployment of additional security personnel/special task force to the identified hotspots to ensure the protection of life and properties.

The Red Chamber urged security agencies to take intelligence gathering more seriously.

In his contribution, former Senate Majority Leader Yahaya Abdullahi said residents were forced to make financial payments to kidnappers.

June 7, 2024

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