Ending Banditry, Insurgency: Demands Of Army Will Be Met, Ndume Assures

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    By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja

    Senator  Muhammad Ali Ndume has revealed that the Nigerian Army officials have expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting with the Finance Ministry, officials of Army and Senate Committee on Army.

    Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Muhammed Ali Ndume from Borno North Senatorial District, briefing journalists at his office in NASS, Abuja, after the plenary. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS


    The Senator who chairs the committee on Army said that Army officials explained  efforts made so far by its personnel to quell the insurgency in the North East  and banditry in the North West. 
    He further added that Army made a list of demands which if met, would go a long way in quelling the insecurity.
    The lawmaker who also revealed that after a long discussion with the Army officials, the members of Senate agreed with the Arny and have resolved to give them and other sister agencies their unalloyed support.
    “After an exhaustive and extensive  discourse, the Army told us many of the ills plaguing the force, some of those things we are already aware of, some we dont know and believe me, what they told us is very serious.
    “We on our part as Senators have decided to give them our unalloyed support so that they can overcome these challenges and put an end to the insecurity in the country”, Ndume added.
    Though the Chairman of the Senate Committee  on Army would not give details of their meeting with the Arny officials, he  said that in the next meeting, all requests of the Army and other security agencies would be encapsulated and forwarded to the House as supplementary bill.
    He further called on Nigerians to assist the Army by giving information about bandits or criminals to  officials so that they can apprehend such bad elements before any harm is done. 
    The Senator also commended men and women of the Nigerian Army for giving their lives to ensure that the country is secured.

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