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Lawmaker advocates summit on Taraba insecurity


By Martins Abochol

Jalingo – The senator representing Taraba Central in the National Assembly, Sen. Yusuf Abubakar, has advocated the hosting of a security summit in Taraba to address worsening insecurity in the state.

Abubakar made the call on Tuesday while speaking with reporters in Jalingo.

He described increasing cases of kidnappings, abductions and other violent crimes in the state as worrisome.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Taraba and other states in Nigeria’s northeast have been at the receiving end of a decade-long insurgency that has claimed 38,000 lives and displaced millions.

Abubakar noted that insecurity had posed serious threats the economy and people of the state, saying that every citizen should rise up to tackle various problems plaguing the state.

The lawmaker also advised the Taraba State House of Assembly to deliberate on the insecurity problem and come out with resolutions that would bring solutions.

He said that the national assembly on its part was already offering ideas that would help in tackling insecurity nationwide.

“The insecurity situation in Taraba State and the entire country is worrisome to every member of the national assembly and steps are being taken to tackle the problem.

“I will advise members of the Taraba State House of Assembly to devote their time and debate the situation extensively with a view to passing resolutions that can suggest possible solutions to the problem,’’Abubakar said.


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