Insecurity: President Buhari Stunned As Lawmakers Seek Action

Insecurity: President Buhari Stunned As Lawmakers Seek Action
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that he was “taken aback” by the resurgence of banditry and insurgency in the country.

But he promised to be harder on criminals.

Federal lawmakers who returned from their recess also expressed misgivings about the situation.

Both chambers of the National Assembly will today debate the worsening insecurity with a view to proffering solution having identified the need to rejig the nation’s security architecture.

The death toll in the Plateau State killings has risen to 33, causing discomfort for Governor Simon Lalong, who ordered the arrest of some community leaders.

Speaking to visiting Niger State Eminent Citizens led by Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello, the President said: “I was taken aback by what is happening in the Northwest and other parts of the country. During our campaigns, we knew about the Boko Haram. What is coming now is surprising. It is not ethnicity or religion, rather it is one evil plan against the country.

”We have to be harder on them. One of the responsibilities of government is to provide security. If we don’t secure the country, we will not be able to manage the economy properly,’’ he said.

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