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Lawan asks military not to abandon Abuja-Kaduna road because of kidnappers

Lawan asks military not to abandon Abuja-Kaduna road because of kidnappers
October 02
14:00 2019

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has asked the military and other security agencies to use the roads and leave trains for the masses.

Lawan said this at senate plenary session on Wednesday while speaking on the cases of insecurity along the Abuja-Kaduna road.

He asked the security operatives to ply the road to chase away kidnappers rather than join the “ordinary people” in the train.

There have been incessant cases of kidnapping along the Abuja-Kaduna road thereby forcing the road users, including military officers, to abandon that route for the train service.

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Lawan, however, said it is the duty of the security agencies to clear the road for other travellers.

“We will also insist that uniform people must not join the train because they are the ones supposed to protect us on the highways,” he said.

“The military, police and all these paramilitary agencies should allow ordinary people to use the train. Let them ply the roads because they will clear the road for other road users to go on the road.”

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He also said the senate needs to be “more radical” in ensuring that funds meant for security purposes are judiciously used.

“We need to be radical. We need to give them more funds. It is not enough to give them money, we must see how they utilise the money,” he said.

“We need to go back to the report on the ad-hoc committee on security infrastructure. We could go by way of public hearing to review security infrastructure. The way they are, we are not getting the best out of them.”

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