Council scribe, others solicit citizens-government collaboration to fight insurgency

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GWAGWALADA – The Secretary, Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Usman Yahaya, on Monday solicited the collaboration between the citizens, security agents and government in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Yahaya, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stressed that security was the business of all citizens. He said that the current state of increasing insurgency required constant synergy between the citizens, security agents and government to stem the scourge.

Yahaya commended the Federal Government’s efforts in fighting insurgency in the country and urged all citizens to be security-conscious at all times by helping security agents with useful security tips.

He said that as a measure to ensure that peace reigned in Gwagwalada, the council was holding monthly meetings with its traditional and political leaders to discuss and sensitise the people on security issues.

“On a monthly basis, the council holds meetings with its traditional and political leaders to discuss the security challenges among other developmental issues. [eap_ad_2] “We tell citizens to collaborate with us by providing useful security information to ensure that peace prevails in the area and they have been collaborating with us.

“This, by and large, explains why we have been enjoying relative peace here in Gwagwalada because security should be regarded as everybody’s business,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Prof. Chiwendu Williams, the Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Gwagwalada, said the Federal Government was doing its best in finding solution to the challenge of security.

“The Federal Government to me is doing its best in finding a lasting solution to challenges of Boko Haram insurgency, although its best may not be good enough.

“What is required is for all citizens to work hand-in-hand with the police and other security agents to save our country. “The security personnel are not spirits, they need the help of everyone,’’ he said.

A Gwagwalada resident, Mr Amos Nuhu, however, said that the government was not doing enough in finding solution to the raging situation. “All they do is to put the military at check points. The question is how many of the Boko Haram insurgents have they caught on the road?

“I think government needs to apply more drastic changes in their security strategy to win the insecurity war in Nigeria,’’ he said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]