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Nigeria’s insecurity has crossed the redlines, senate president laments

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The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has decried the deteriorating insecurity in the land saying the situation has reached an alarming stage.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday Lawal noted with dismay that the present security architecture has woefully failed and not yielding the desired result.

He said the rate of killings and abductions had made it mandatory for the Senate to have a definite position on Nigeria’s security architecture adding that: “We should engage with the security agencies in the Senate to find why the deterioration in security in many parts of the country. We’ve had a series of engagement before, but the escalation now has made it mandatory that we’ve to have a definite position as a government because we just cannot play politics with security issues.

“Therefore, the Senate will take a position on how security in the country should be. We believe that the security architecture should be restructured. The present system does not appear to give us the type of outcome that we need.

“Whether it is the federal, state or local government, even the traditional rulers or others, the most important thing is to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and we would do that.”

He appealed for the cooperation of all Nigerians in protecting lives and property.