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Published On: Mon, Apr 14th, 2014

Insurgency: Enough of security summit, time for action – Saraki

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From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin

The Immediate past Governor of Kwara State and Chairman, Senate committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has told President Goodluck Jonathan to stop security summits and consolations to the victims of bomb blast carried out by insurgents and take proper action.

Saraki, who described the Nyanya bomb blast of Monday as baffling and heartbreaking where scores of innocent citizens were killed on a Monday morning lamented that the nation has lost innocent lives in the hands of terrorists.

The former governor of Kwara state, in a statement he personally signed noted that the growing insecurity which has spanned over three years unabated has threatened the unity of the nation, and weaken its socio-economic and political strength.

“It is unfortunate that in the face of this growing insurgence, the federal government is unable to overcome the challenge and provide adequate and holistic approach to security of the lives and properties of Nigerians.

“Beyond usual promises and consolations to the masses, the federal government should improvise and adopt advance security measures and counter terrorism strategies that can provide adequate security in the nation.

“There is an urgent need for Political cooperation across the board. I call on Mr President to call a joint meeting of leaders from all political divides, religious and opinion leaders to deliberate on the nation’s security plight.

“Enough of rhetoric and workshop or summit on security matter. What we need now is action and commitment. It is my belief that for the sake of the innocent lives our political resolve must be as strong as the military option”, he said and sympathised with the families of those affected and pray Almighty Allah to comfort them.

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