Nigerian parliament to probe causes of insecurity, bombings

Nigerian parliament to probe causes of insecurity, bombings
# 16 February 2012 00:29 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The Nigerian House of Representatives on Wednesday constituted an ad hoc committee to find out the remote causes of insecurity and spate of bombings in the country, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

This resolution followed a motion by Rep. Benjamin Aboho, which was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.

Aboho said the security challenge was due to the ineffectiveness of the police and the heavy dependence on the military for internal security.

Over dependence on the military in combating civil unrest in the past led to heavy casualties, he added.

He also attributed the challenges to ineffectiveness of intelligence gathering and analysis by security agencies.

The legislator said the challenge had exposed the weakness of the security agencies.

He observed that in spite of money allocated to the security agencies, the country still face unabated internal security problems.

Aboho also cited poor strategy in the management of the situation as part of the problems.

He called for the establishment of a special force to handle internal terrorism, civil disturbances, kidnappings and militancy.

Aboho urged the executive to establish a border patrol agency to check the influx of weapons as well as overhaul of the existing security agencies in line with the new challenges.