Lawan charges military to protect Nigerians

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has charged the military to wake up and protect Nigerians.

He gave the charge after one of his colleagues raised a motion on the urgent need for drastic actions to bring to an end to banditry and kidnapping.

Speaking at plenary today, Senator Bello Mandiya from Katsina South had said the acts of banditry and kidnapping had become a daily incident in Katsina State.

He stated that the Federal Government had made frantic effort in curbing the menace by setting up Operation Sharan Daji and Inter-Agency Task Force to tackle cases of banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping.

Contributing, Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya from Katsina Central, faulted the inability of the military to contain the situation despite several calls for it to act.