By Festus Fifen
Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo- Agege has said that the senate will Back Military deployment to states to curb the increasing rate of insecurity in the country as recently canvassed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Speaking to Statehouse Correspondents After Meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja, Senator Omo – agege said “Absolutely. On a good day it is not something we would encourage because as much as possible you will want to keep the military in the barracks but because of the exigencies of the moment we have no choice but to encourage that. Nigerians need to be assured of their safety at all times, that is the essence of governance as guaranteed by the constitution. Therefore as canvassed and indeed ordered by the Vice President, that we have the army provide security at the check points if that will go along way to prevent this kidnapping and banditry, why not?”
Reacting to the general security situation in the country The Delta Central Senator urged head of security Agencies to do more.
in his words, ” we have taken a position on this. We are not happy like most Nigerians about what is going on in places most especially Zamfara. We believe that the head of the security architecture in Zamfara being the commissioner of police can do more than they have already done. We are encouraging them to do that because Mr. President has provided everything that ought to be given to them, everything in terms of funding received, in terms of acquisition of weaponry so that has been provided for them. It is now left for them to justify the positions they hold in Zamfara, and other states of course.”