Senate, police strike deal to curb insecurity


The Senate’s closed-session, Tuesday with the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has culminated into far-reaching decisions to curb the high rate of insecurity across the country.

The discussion which commenced at about 11:20 am ended at 1:47 pm.

But rising from the session, Senate President, Bukola Saraki reeled out on the floor of the hallowed chamber the issues which the discussion was prioritized and the common grounds of agreement.

He said, “We deliberated on areas of banditry, robbery, terrorism activities and other security challenges in the country.

“The Nigeria Police promised to put more efforts to ameliorate the situation and hoped to address the menace squarely.

“IGP also promised to address areas that have to do with indiscipline of officers that have been found wanting, particularly the alleged abuse of some ladies by some policemen who were at a night club in Abuja.

“Adamu has assured that efforts would be made on the situation of insecurity along Abuja-Kaduna highway and also on the area of intelligence gathering.

”The Senate also promised to appropriate adequate funding to enable the police combat the necessary stress to our security”.