Senator symbolizing Benue North East Senatorial District, Gabriel Torwua Suswam has expressed annoyance around lingering Boko Haram assaults in North East.
Talking on the floor of the Senate whilst contributing to a motion on Auno killings, the lawmaker and former governor of Benue State stressed that the Boko Haram battle experienced hardly ever been taken to its resources, as a result, they carry on to function at will.
He said the fighters have been not invincible, incorporating that Nigerians understood wherever Boko Haram fighters have been functioning from, pondering how the nation had been elusive of intelligence that would have driven the battle from the insurgents.
He lamented how the country thrives on propaganda in the struggle even though citizens die daily due to insurgents’ assaults.
“In the past we read that Boko Haram has been decimated we listened to that Boko Haram has been exterminated by the military.
“I assume over and above that, let us go to the source of it. We don’t have intelligence.
“We know particularly where by these men and women are they appear in trucks they are not invincible they come in vehicles and well armed,” he explained.
Suswam even further pointed out that federal government must deal with the incessant assaults by insurgents and other varieties of banditry the moment and for all, indicating that the resurgence of assaults was unacceptable.
According to him, the insecurity in the North East was a obstacle of all Nigerians, though he identified as on other arms of govt to cooperate with the Legislature.
“Senator Kashim Shettima stated, in the warmth of Boko Haram, he grew to become a governor of that condition. The energy he produced as a human being in the past to address the stability challenge is commendable.
“Well, in his motion, he cautioned that we ought to not politicise this problem which I concur with him, but Mr. President, when you want to hold a bull, and get it down, you have hold the bull by the horn.
“Consistently, we have refused to keep the bull by the horn to connect with a area a space.
“These are concerns that influenced the entire place simply because it is not about Borno problem on your own. Like he mentioned, in the past persons have considered it was about Borno and just before we know it, insecurity has permeated the whole nook and crannies of this country.
“Like other speakers have mentioned in this chamber from the ninth Senate, what has preoccupied us, if you just take studies, is the issue of insecurity that cropped up on a every day foundation.
“Mr. President, it is high time that we technique this matter otherwise and get in touch with a spade a spade.
“It is not just the Countrywide Assembly, we need the other arms of Government because we can just converse and expantiate the problems as there are, as we relate with our people, and if there is no robust synergy from the other arms of Govt, Mr. President, this would be a mere talking.
“As elected associates of our folks, we should really go further than conversing everyday on the floor more than mass killing of our people.
“Few months back again, it was Senator Sani, the other time, it was Senator Gyang and this has continued to come.”