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Lawmaker Raises Concerns In National Assembly Over Executive’s Lackadaisical Attitude Towards Security

By Abdul Tukur 

The Senator representing Kogi West has raised concerns about the lackadaisical attitude of the Presidency towards security.

Dino Melaye, a member of the 8th senate, while speaking to his peers at the National Assembly, called on President Muhammdu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo to “ring the bell of justice.”

The lawmaker, made this statement at Plenary where the Benue crisis – where more than 70 people were killed by herdsmen, was being discussed.

Despite, “Presidential committees upon Presidential committees,” he said: “it is most irresponsible that none of these report have been implemented.”

He added: “Time upon times, the Nigerian police parade arrested hoodlums, criminals along Kaduna road… twenty, connected with Zamfara killings… Yet, Mr President, there is no justice. All these arrested paraded criminals find their way back to the society.”

“Where then is justice?” he asked.

“The President must be bold enough to take bold decision on this matter. While, I don’t support killings on any side, I want to say without fear or favour, that cattle rearing is a personal business.

Reiterating what he had said, Mr Melaye advised the President to act quickly in containing the herdsmen crisis.

“Mr President, Federal Government, the security agencies, are extremely lackadaisical about this issues.

“I call today, Mr President, that if we don’t begin to give justice where justice is needed in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, be it in Taraba or in Benue… we will be inviting a political and insecurity tsunami we may not be able to contain.”

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