Onofiok Luke Raises Concern over Worsening Security in Nigeria

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…. calls for patriotism and sincerity in the fight against insurgency

The Member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency, Hon. Onofiok Luke has raised concerns over the state of insecurity in the country, calling on everyone to demonstrate patriotism and sincerity in the fight against insurgency in the country.

The lawmaker made the call while contributing to the debate on Matter of Urgent Public Importance on the rising state of insecurity in Nigeria brought before the House by the Chief Whip, Rep Mohammed Tahir Monguno.

He commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila who in his welcome speech, demonstrated that he feels the pulse of Nigerians who have been worried by the general insecurity situation in the nation, especially in the North East.

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“We condemn in totality the issues of security infractions that we have had in this country, while we were on the Christmas break and recess. We condemn the beheading and the gruesome murder of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Adamawa State Chapter. We condemn the killing of that student from Plateau State and the incessant attacks on the people of the North East whether in Borno or Yobe or the people of North Central, whether Plateau or Kebbi, is totally condemnable and my people have asked me to do that”.

The lawmaker during the debate, recalled the town hall meeting he had with his constituents in December, where issues of insecurity in the country and other concerns were brought up.

“On the 11th day of December I went home, I had a Town Hall meeting where I called my Constituents, I asked them, what do you think should define my engagement going further? And of primary concern was the issue of security in this country”.

“We are asking that money meant for operations should be judiciously used by our personnel to be able to address the issues that we have. While we are asking for more funding, there should be justification for the one we have already appropriated for those personnels”

The House resolved that the Service Chiefs should resign their positions due to the deteriorating security situation in the country and should they fail, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should relief them of their duties.

Credit: Hilary Sunday