Insecurity: Reps in crucial meeting with Service Chiefs, IGP
•Hold special session for DCP Abba Kyari and team over crime detection, prevention •Urge Cops to train other crime fighters in 6 geo- Political zones
The House of Representatives on Tuesday met the Nation’s Security Chiefs behind closed doors for hours in Abuja over the increasing cases of insecurity in the country.
According to an investigation, those in attendance include the National Security Adviser, the Chief of Defence Staff, all the Service Chiefs, the Director-General, Department of State Security, and the Inspector-General of Police.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening remarks said that the Security Chiefs were invited by the resolution of the House to brief the House on the efforts being made to improve the security situation in the country to end to incessant killings, kidnappings and armed banditry currently ravaging the country.
Though no official statement was issued at end of the closed doors meeting, Tribune Online gathered that Chief Defence Staff, CSD, the National Security Adviser to the President, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, and others took turns to brief the lawmakers on efforts being made to tackle all security challenges in the Country and assured that normalcy would soon be restored to the troubled regions of the country.
It was gathered that most of the lawmakers also took turns to express worries over what they described as an alarming rate of insecurity across the states of the Federation especially in the Northern Region where hundreds of civilians were killed in the last 48 hours.
They, however, renewed their call’s to the Security Chiefs to wake up from their slumber and do the needful in the National interest.
This came just as the House held a special session in honour of the Commander of the IGP’s Intelligent Response Team, IRT, Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police. DCP and his Team for the courage, determination, patriotism, exemplary crime-fighting and prevention records and general outstanding performance of the Officers
The House urged DCP urged the Officer and his team to train younger Police Personnel in all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria so as to minimize criminal activities in all parts of the country.
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The Lawmakers took their time to extoll the achievements of the Police officer who is the arrowhead of the Inspector-General of Police IGP’s intelligent Response Team IRT that had burst most of the criminal syndicates in the country.
Some of the lawmakers that spoke at plenary before an award was bestowed on the gallant officer, commended him for his commitment and dedication to duty in the onerous task of riding the entire nation from crimes and criminality.
Some ost of the lawmakers who spoke in turns includes Hon. Shehu Koko, Hon.Usman Bello Kumo, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Hon.Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Hon.Tahir Monguno and Hon.Nkiruka Onyejeocha respectively.
Speaker of the House Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila who later bestowed an award of honour on the gallant officer described him as an exceptional super cop.
He said that award to a person by any House of parliament was the highest award anywhere in the world and commended the crime-fighting efforts of the Police boss and his team members.
Earlier, immediately after he was admitted into the House, the House Leader Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa had read the citation of the Police officer Kyari who was born in 1975 in Maiduguri Borno State and enlisted in the Police Force in the year 2000 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
Kyari who was highly elated said that he accepted the award with a deep sense of humility and assured that he would never let the Nation down
According to him, “I will never forget this day in my life, this is a very good pace that the House is setting such that whoever does well would be honoured the same way. I would like to dedicate this award to my Team especially those that have lost their lives in the line of duty.”
He thanked the entire House leadership and members, the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and the Intelligent Response Team IRT members for the commitment to crime-fighting noting that the challenge was enormous and tasking.
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