By Sanni Onogu, Abuja
Chairman, Senate Committee on Military, Ali Ndume on Wednesday, accused the Southern Governors Discussion board of participating in blame recreation by calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with safety lapses within the nation.
He faulted the ban on open grazing by the Governors, saying they deviated from the true points.
Ndume, who made these assertions whereas chatting with reporters in Abuja, mentioned Governors as Chief Safety Officers of their respective states should know what to do to stem the rising tide of insecurity throughout the six geopolitical zones of the nation.
He mentioned: “So far as I’m involved, this blame recreation is not going to clear up the issue. Governors are the Chief Safety Officers of their states, so, why are they speaking in regards to the President with out speaking about themselves?
“The governors are deviating from the matter. The issue just isn’t about open grazing. The issue is safety. Many of the safety issues confronting Nigeria are usually not within the bush.
“We’ve got 4 several types of safety challenges. We’ve got the insurgency within the North East, IPOB, by the Japanese Safety Community, is creating insecurity within the South East. There may be banditry within the North-West.
“It’s only within the North Central that we have now problems with farmers-herders clashes. There are fewer issues within the South-West apart from the clashes between the herdsmen and the farmers, and the agitators for the Yoruba nation.
“Equally, within the South-South, they’re attempting to instigate the Avengers however to this point the world is peaceable.
“The difficulty of insecurity is exclusive to every zone. President Buhari has taken cost of the safety personally now.
“It was once the Chief of Workers or the Minister of Defence who was having conferences with the Service Chiefs however immediately, the President has taken cost of the issue.
“That could be a good improvement and I hope we’d begin seeing outcomes however crucial factor is for them to be supplied with essential gear to prosecute the struggle and their allowances must be paid in time.”
The Borno South lawmaker additionally counseled the army for stopping Boko Haram insurgents from infiltrating Maiduguri on Tuesday night time.
He mentioned: “I commend the armed forces working in Maiduguri for his or her gallant response to the assault by the Boko Haram.
“On Tuesday night, round 6pm, a gaggle of Boko Haram insurgents needed to infiltrate Maiduguri however the armed forces responded swiftly and repelled the insurgents.
“I perceive that a lot of the insurgents had been killed. The Military, Airforce, Police and the Civilian JTF, performed a really important function in repelling the insurgents.
“If such response from the armed forces is sustained, the insurgents could be repelled each time they floor wherever within the North -East. We pray that this month of Ramadan will deliver peace to our nation.”