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Terrorism: Reps Urges Enduring Security Plans

Posted: Oct 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
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Rotimi Akinwumi
Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday called on Federal Government to develop an articulate and enduring agenda for improved security of Nigerians across the country.
Nigerians in general on their part, were  urged to give absolute support to the federal government in tackling the menace of Boko Haram in the country.
The position was taken by Hon Adamu Kamale (APC-Adamawa), and Hon Victor Akinjo (PDP Ondo) Tuesday while speaking on the recent blasts in Kuje and Nyanyan, two satellite towns of Abuja where more than 20 persons were reported dead, as well as the recent attack on villages in Adamawa state.
The House adopted a motion moved by Kamale on the Adamawa attacks, while Akinjo issued a statement on the Abuja bomb blasts.
Akinjo,??? who represents Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency, urged Nigerians to synergize with President Muhammadu Buhari in the bid “to defeat this bubonic plague afflicting the collective psyche of our people through articulated enduring agenda focusing on collaborative, combative, educative and rewarding models.
“While wishing the injured ones speedy recovery and praying for fortitude for the bereaved; we lend our voice loudly to severally other well-meaning citizens to condemn insurgency in the outright and tasking all hands to be on deck in our bid to arrest the sad trend.
He noted that the incidents ” further shows how untidy our security configuration is as a nation, calling on the constituent stakeholders to sit tight and bolt obvious loopholes.
“The recorded callous damage done to lives and properties by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is enough to warrant revolutionary measures and provoke a more proactive security initiatives that will dwell much on intelligence exchange, gathering and compensation to nip the unmitigated bombings at buddying state, and bringing culprits to book.
 “In tackling the insurgency that has negatively given a bad name, its high time Nigeria rose far above partisan divide, truly federated as one strong whole and a nation rising above parochial interests and individualist’s pursuits and embracing common concern of humanity and agreeing to help and heal our dear nation at this trying time, working to emplace it among the world’s great nations,” Akinjo said.
Kamale in his own motion yesterday  condemned continued security challenges and related attacks by insurgents on towns, villages and communities in Maiduguri, Abuja and Adamawa states, as he called for more  military intervention.
The Adamawa born lawmaker laid much wemphasis on effective disbursement of the Victims Support Fund set up by the Federal Government with the view to alleviate the sufferings of people affected by the insurgent attacks.
The lawmaker who commended Federal Government’s for setting up of the Victims Support Fund as part of measures to complement the services of NEMA, called for provision of relief materials to communities within Madagali local government who suffered who suffered more than 10 sporadic attacks between 3rd and 30th September 2015.
He noted that “if urgent action is not taken, the purpose of budgetary allocations to the Nigerian military and other security agencies will be defeated since peace and security in Maiduguri, some parts of FCT and Michika/Madagali federal constituency of Adamawa state are threatened.”
His motion was adopted by the house.