The National Assembly has pledged to support the federal government to rid the country of the menace of insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities.

Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi made the pledge when he led a seven-man high powered delegation to commiserate with the government and people of Borno state over recent renewed attacks in the state.

The Senate last week, set up a high powered delegation under the leadership of the senate leader Yahaya Abdullahi to commiserate with people of Borno following an attack in Gubio local government which claimed many innocent lives.

During a courtesy visit at the Government House in Maiduguri, the Senate Leader described the resurgence of attacks in the state and other parts of the country as unfortunate.

He however acknowledged the relenless effort and commitment of Governor Babagana Zulum towards restoring lasting peace in the entire state, urging him not to relent.

“We will leave no stone unturned to make sure we support the Executive arm and provide the administration with all the necessary resources that are required to secure the nation and rid our people from insurgency and banditry “.

Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum thanked the senate for the sympathy visit.

He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for stabilising the security situation in the north east.

Governor Zulum observed that for the fight against insurgency to succeed, there is the need for the country to strengthen collaboration with neighbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger republics.

He also called for the recruitment of Civilian JTF, Hunters and Vigilantes into the military and other security agencies, increase number of troops in the theater and intensify military operations in the fringes of lake Chad and Sambisa forest.

Professor Babagana Zulum urged the National Assembly to increase budgetary allocation of the military to enable itp effectively prosecute the war on terror.

Correspondent Dauda Iliya reports that delegation comprised of Senate Whip Senator Orji Kalu, Minority whip and three Senators from the Borno state.

 

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