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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Use air surveillance to identify location of bandits in Zamfara state - Senate tells FG

Use air surveillance to identify location of bandits in Zamfara state - Senate tells FG

Senate urges FG to locate bandits in Zamfara with air surveillance

The Senate has called on the Air Force to locate armed bandits in Zamfara state through air surveillance.

The lawmakers said the executive and legislative arms of government need to collaborate to ensure adequate security.

- Senate decries killings in Zamfara state

- The lawmakers call for collaboration to ensure that the outcome of the recently held national security summit is realised

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- The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, meets with senior officials of the Benue and Nasarawa governments over clashes between herdsmen and farmers

The Senate has called on the Nigerian Air Force to locate armed bandits in Zamfara state through air surveillance.

The lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday, February 20, also urged the federal government to mount diplomatic pressure on Niger Republic and Chad to stop allowing criminals use their territories to launch attacks in Nigeria, Vanguard reports.

The upper chamber made the suggestions when deliberating on a motion by Senator Tijjani Yahaya, entitled: Urgent need to look into the killings that took place in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara state.

Senator Kaura representing Zamfara north, said the security breaches in the state was on the increase despite the huge resources being expended by the federal and Zamfara state governments.

On his part, Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, said the executive and legislative arms of government need to collaborate to ensure that the outcome of the recently held national security summit was realised.

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Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has given a situation report about the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue declaring that peace was gradually returning to the middle-beltan state.

The Nation reports that IGP Idris spoke at peace meeting with stakeholders from Benue and Nasarawa states in Abuja adding that it would be the second meeting he had held as part of measures to end the crises in the two states.

The first meeting scheduled for January 15, according to the report, was stalled because both governors were absent.

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