Ogun lawmaker supports recruitment of forest guards to combat insurgents

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ABEOKUTA – A lawmaker, Mr Joseph Adegbesan, on Saturday in Abeokuta expressed support for Federal Government’s plan to involve forest guards in combating Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s North-East geo-political zone.

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Adegbesan, who is a member of the Ogun House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) he was optimistic the plan would work.

He said the recruitment of forest guards would help uncover routes where arms were being smuggled into the country.

“The federal government should continue to look for every available means to put an end to this insurgency,’’ the lawmaker said.

He said the military should also be more funded, motivated and equipped with sophisticated weapons to tackle the insurgency.

Adegbesan said he did not also see anything wrong in seeking assistance from foreign countries in order to fight the Boko Haram insurgents.

“The Federal Government should consult the world powers for help,’’ he said.

The member of Ogun State House of Assembly also appealed to members of the Boko Haram sect to embrace peace for Nigerians to live in harmony.

He called on the federal government to step up security in the country, especially in the northern part of the country.

The lawmaker expressed concern over the loss of human lives and properties, saying government should put more efforts into continuing to protect the lives and properties of its citizens.(NAN)

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