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Insecurity: ‘We can’t continue like this’ — Saraki proposes five urgent solutions

Bukola Saraki, the immediate past Senate President has condemned the terrorist attack on Kaduna airport, train station, and the passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train.

Technocrat Media | Abuja

Bukola Saraki, the immediate past Senate President has condemned the terrorist attack on Kaduna airport, train station, and the passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train.

“In the last 96-hours, terrorists have overrun an airport, bombed two trains with thousands of Nigerians, and killed and injured several innocent citizens. As angry as I am — and we all are — about these attacks, one thing is clear: THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE,” Mr Saraki said in a tweet on Wednesday.

“The recent attack we have seen at the Gidan train station is yet another example of why people no longer feel safe in Nigeria.”

“We have seen too many attacks in too many communities across the country. We have lost far too many lives to still be at this point — commiserating daily with one family, one community, or the other. We need real solutions.”

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“As I have reiterated for many years, drastic and decisive steps need to be taken to review our nation’s basic security infrastructure to protect lives and property.”

The former senate president said the federal government must take five urgent actions to safeguard the lives of Nigerians.

“One, the federal government must immediately establish an inter-agency task force that will formulate strategies to smoke out all bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja rail and vehicle routes.”

“Two, the service chiefs must have a meeting and develop an immediate plan for inter-agency collaboration. The gaps in coordination, intelligence-sharing, and synergy amongst our security agencies must be immediately redressed.”

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“Three, we must adopt 21st-century solutions to our present-day problems. We must make better use of technology to track the activities of these terrorists. We must equip our security operatives with the modern tools and equipment that they need to keep us all safe.”

“Four, we cannot view these attacks in isolation. Our intelligence network must be proactive. We must be able to analyze and plan effectively to deal with all perceived threats and all enemies of the Nigerian people.”

“Five, we must show the strength of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by making sure that our Police, DSS, and Armed Forces immediately find, apprehend and prosecute all those that planned, participated, or facilitated these attacks in any way.”

He added that the country cannot continue like this. “For the sake of all Nigerians, we need real solutions and decisive action,” Mr Saraki said.

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