The National Security Adviser, NSA, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, is said to have briefed lawmakers in the Upper Legislative Chamber on the results of efforts by security agencies to reduce insecurity in the country.
The NSA briefing was at the request of the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, who last week called for a meeting of security chiefs with the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, through a resolution of the House.
Akpabio, in his remarks, lamented the wave of insecurity in the states and Abuja.
He expressed the Senate's resolve to intervene to stem the tide of insecurity.
The NSA, Minister of Interior, Tunji Ojo, Minister of Defense, Abubakar Badaru, his finance colleagues and service chiefs have taken turns to speak to Nuhu Ribadu, insisting that the deployment of security agents has prevented any major terrorist attack since President Bola Tinubu took over in May last year. year.
The lawmaker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told DAILY POST: “The NSA told us that about 20 arms networks have been demobilized, while more than 5,000 military-grade weapons have been seized and destroyed by government agencies.”
According to Ribadu, kidnapping and banditry have recently turned into economic crimes due to pressure from security agents, and he expressed hope that they will end soon.
The lawmaker quoted Ribadu as saying that there has been a significant increase in oil production in the South-South and relative peace in the South-East region of the country.
“The Chief of the Air Staff also gave an excellent demonstration of how the air component of the war complements the work of the troops on the ground.
“He mentioned how the two main leaders of the bandits, Ali Kachala and Yellow Janburosi, were killed and how this helped stop the interstate movement of bandits and logistics, especially in Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara states,” the lawmaker said.
According to him, the Inspector General of Police also spoke about the eradication of criminals in the suburbs of Abuja and how his men were dealing with the activities of one-time criminals in the capital.
Despite the satisfaction expressed by most MPs over their contribution, others pointed out areas of operational shortfalls that deserve attention and called on service chiefs to ensure harmony and cooperation for maximum success.
The finance minister was told to expedite the disbursement of funds as soon as the deadline came.