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Civilians must be involved if security must be achieved in Nigeria - Buratai

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By OmaiOluchi | self meida writer
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The issue of insecurity in Nigeria has become a matter of great concern and worthy of urgent attention.

After a meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Monday over the security situation in the country.

Speaking after the meeting with Buhari, Buratai told journalists that the military needed civilian involvement if an end to insecurity was to be achieved.

He further mentioned that 90 per cent of kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers are Nigerians.

Recall that President Buhari, on June 18 this year had warned heads of the security agencies against any further escalation of the security situation in the country, telling them that their “best is not good enough”.

That notwithstanding, the issue of insecurity has rather been on the increase, as more victims are recorded. No fewer than 20 people including a police officer were feared killed after gunmen attacked two communities and the Kaura Divisional Police Headquarters in Kaduna on Sunday night.

armed bandits allegedly killed 18 soldiers and injured 30 in an ambush around Shimfida in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina, on Saturday morning.

About 2 weeks ago, the wife of a high court judge was kidnapped in Calabar.

Few days ago in Kaduna, kidnappers allegedly abducted six persons including a female police officer.

It is a pitiable condition but, has become the responsibility of every Nigerian to be alert and protect our beloved country.

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