Senate President, Bukola Saraki has assured Nigerians that they would take drastic security measures in order to protect lives and properties in all the states that have been affected by Herdsmen attack in Nigeria.
He made this statement after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and other security agencies in the country, where issues of national security were discussed.
Saraki maintained that, urgent action would be taking in order to checkmate the activities of the Herdsmen within the middle belt so as to prevent further killings.
“Following the unfortunate incident that happened in Plateau, myself and the speaker came to see the president, first to commiserate and to see what we can do collectively, and how we can give our own support to address the issue on the ground and get a briefing from him on the steps he has taken so far and if there is anything we can do on our part to support so that we can also play our own part.
“He’s given us the briefing and we will all work towards it and we’ll ensure that we all work together. Nobody is happy with the situation and we all need to work together and of course, to see that we commiserate with the families affected.”
In the same vein, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has revealed that there could be possible reorganisatination of the nation’s security apparatus so as to find a lasting solution to the herdsmen killing in Nigeria.
“The president has taken enough steps. These are security issues. Security matters are not what you can discuss. But we’ve been briefed on all he’s doing, the reorganisation, the plans he’s putting in place to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.
“My advice to our people, not to just the people of Plateau State, but in Benue, Kaduna, Zamfara, so many communities in this country faced with this situation especially in the North, I think the issue of security, in communities, living peacefully, must be taken as a project that each level must invest in, whether as traditional rulers, community leaders, whether we are government, from councillor to chairman, to the government and all strata of the society, we must invest in peace building because that is the only way we can live in secured communities and ensure that we have progress as a country.”
By Augustine Akhilomen