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Published On: Thu, Jun 25th, 2020

Insecurity: Some Govt officials, Stakeholders not forthcoming

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By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja

A civil society group, People’s Parliament, yesterday informed that while the military has done its part to end insurgency, terrorism, banditry and other crimes, some government officials and stakeholders have not been forthcoming in the fight.
The community-based organizations, however, vowed to maintain total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the Service Chiefs in the fight against insurgency.
The group made this known in a communique signed by George Gondo and Adamu Bagudu, its Chairman and Secretary respectively and addressed by Gabriel Agibi, yesterday(Wednesday)in Abuja.
People’s Parliament, however, called on state governors and stakeholders to play their own part, as all hands must be on deck to defeat the remnants of the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists who are attempting to regroup to unleash further heinous atrocities on citizens.
The group said it overwhelmingly passed a vote of confidence on President Buhari and his security architecture, advising the already decimated Islamic fighters to surrender now they have the chance.
They further urged the military not to relent or be discouraged by the current setback in Gubio and Faskari Local Governments of Borno and Katsina States respectively but sustain the push against the remnants of the terrorist groups until they are defeated.
“The Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists as well as other bandits operating in the Northwestern part of the country should take advantage of the current window and surrender as they indicated doing some months back and not be deceived that they can withstand the military.
“Governors in the North must go beyond calling for meetings only after attacks on communities have taken place to take proactive measures to prevent such.’’

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