Borno Killings: We’ll do all it takes to secure Nigeria, says Osinbajo

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that Buhari’s administration will not relent but will do all it takes, including putting new ideas on the table in order to secure the country over the killing of farmers in Borno State.

The Vice President disclosed this on a one-day official visit to Nasarawa State, Prof Osinbajo was accosted by reporters on his arrival in Lafia after he was received by Governor Abdullahi A. Sule on Tuesday.

According to him, “As President Muhammadu Buhari said, these group of people have acted insanely in such a dastardly manner, killing innocent people, people who had gone to their farms to work.

“It’s important to understand also that we will probably need to keep reviewing the conventional means of dealing with some of these issues, these security challenges, especially the randomness”, he said.

Prof Osinbajo added that President Buhari is taking a serious look at how to deal with the issues, especially the randomness. “Some insane person goes into a place and shoots people, that is not the sort of thing that you are prepared for conventionally.

“We have to do a lot more local intelligence and some of the community policing efforts we are planning on, so that information is supplied faster, especially at the local level and then a reaction will then be possible”.

The Vice President spoke to Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and the former Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima to express his condolence, but more importantly, to try and think through ways of dealing with this kind of random attacks.

“It is a major tragedy; it’s a very unfortunate thing and our hearts are with the family of those who were killed in such a terrible manner. Federal Government will continue to do what it needs to do especially in terms of trying to ensure security in the Northeast and all over Nigeria”, he said.

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