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Senate summons Acting IGP over insecurity

Police, Fulani herdsmen agree to collaborate against bandits

ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja

Senate on Thursday resolved to invite the Acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to address the lawmakers on initiative put in place to tackle insecurity situation in the country.

Senate decision was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Shehu Sani who lamented spate of insecurity across the country .

Also, the Senate also demanded for special security cover to foreign workers and tourists.

Shehu Sani in motion sponsored with 108 Senators on the killing of a 28 -year old Briton , Faye Mooney and another Nigerian and abduction of three others on Friday 19th of April , 2018/at Holiday Resort in Kajuru Local government said the recurrence of this banditry where foreigners and tourists are involved may put Nigeria’s diplomatic relationship on the line.

Senate in his resolutions also urged the traditional rulers yo and all stakeholders to cooperate with security agencies in order to tackle continuous insecurity .

In his remarks, Senate President, Bukola Saraki blamed the former IGP, Idris Ibrahim for failing to cooperate with Parliament in tackling the insecurity problem in the country. ate

He said,”“Distinguished colleagues, I thank you all for your contribution on this subject matter. We need, as I said in addressing this matter to take hard and difficult decisions and have a more structural approach to issue of security.

“As I said, we lost a lot of time and there was very little cooperation with the Head of Police and we hope that with the new Acting Inspector General of Police, the good actions we have taken on the issue of the Bills we have passed from Police Reform Act and Trust Fund shows that we are ready to work very closely with them to see how they can be successful.

”We hope that with this, we will begin to see improvement in the security situation in the country.”

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