Defence

Senate says foreign militias have taken over Nigeria’s internal security

Some senators on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul or rejig the security council over the recent increased unrest, violence and reported endless clashes between alleged herdsmen and farmers. Daily Sun reports that the senators, who reportedly spoke on the floor during plenary, argued that the security architecture had been taken over by foreign militias in many parts of Nigeria, especially in the north which shares borders with other countries. The Sun report stated: “The federal lawmakers, who took their turns to speak on the state of the security situation, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to remove heads of security agencies or rejig the security council. READ ALSO: Governor Ishaku imposes curfew on Taraba town over murder of lawmaker “They warned that if something urgent was not done, terrorists would soon overrun the country. “They also hinted that in some states, militias now administer justice in villages and towns, while traditional rulers have been silenced.”

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