Insecurity: Tinubu Directs Kaduna Senator To convene An Emergency Meeting 


To tackle alarming insecurity waves in Kaduna State with recent torrent incidents of kidnapping, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Lawal Adamu Usman, has said that President Bola Tinubu has directed him to convene an emergency stakeholders meeting on the current insecurity situation in the state.

He told journalists that the directive came during his visit to the president’s villa, adding that the planned meeting would address critical areas of insecurity, especially the frequent bandit operations in the State.

According to him, “the stakeholders meeting will also address the use of modern ways of cracking down on criminals, intelligence gathering, community policing, among others.”

Senator Usman said stakeholders would include security agencies, community leaders, Traditional Institutions, Government, Civil Society Organizations and many others.

He said President Tinubu has expressed displeasure over the recurrent bandit operations in the state especially the recent kidnapping of hundreds of students in Chukun local government area and other places in the state.

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”Tinubu told me that we must find ways to restore security and harmonious coexistence. The President also mandated the meeting to look into the issue of resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) including feeding and security,” he said.

On the ransom demanded by bandits for the kidnapped students, Senator Usman said, “The Federal government has maintained a position that no kobo will be paid as ransom to kidnappers’’.

He sympathised with the families of the kidnapped students and assured that security agencies were working to rescue the children.

He called on the communities to involve in intelligence gathering and provide useful information to security agencies whenever they suspect any planned attack by bandits.

“We must collectively work together to end this problem. President Tinubu is serious about insecurity as such we should support him.’’

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