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Kebbi State: Senator frowns over inadequate security operation

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SENATOR representing Kebbi North, Yahaya Abdullahi, has decried inadequate security in Kebbi which gave room to most school abduction.

  Sen. Abdullahi described occurrences as a poor security arrangement in the country leading to repetition of school children’s abduction.

  Addressing the issue on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Abdullahi said the number of security personnel, specifically policemen across the country, is grossly insufficient to fight the level of insecurity the country grapples with.

  According to him,” in the entire nation, there are only 350,000 policemen” and a good solution would be to allow more community policing.

  “What we are saying is that the troops on the ground in the security architecture of this country are terribly inadequate so we have to sit down and rebuild the security architecture in such a way that we allow local communities to do community policing so that we can have enough men on the ground for any mass attack,” he said.

  He added, “If there were enough men on the ground like about 100 well-armed policemen, this kind of thing would not be happening”.

  The Senator also poured out that Senate Majority Leader believed that “banditry in the country has become a recurring decimal and we should not look at it as something that is just happening today”.

  “These things have their roots in the very serious security architecture that we inherited over a long period of time. We have to look at these issues from a historical perspective,” he added.

  Senator Abdullahi, however, noted that while the issue did not start with the All Progressives Congress (APC), hopefully, it would end with the party.

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