The Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial constituency, Gabriel Torwua Suswam, has condemned the Boko Haram attacks in North East.
Senator Suswam while speaking on the floor of the Senate noted that the fight against Boko Haram has not been taken to its sources, hence the terrorist group continue to function.
He wondered how the security operatives have been without elusive of intelligence when Nigerians are aware of where Boko Haram fighters are operating from.
Suswam pointed to how the federal government thrives on propaganda in the fight against terrorist attacks while Nigerians die daily from insurgents attacks.
“In the past, we heard that Boko Haram has been decimated; we heard that Boko Haram has been exterminated by the military.”
“I think beyond that, let’s go to the source of it. We don’t have intelligence.”
“We know exactly where these people are; they come in trucks; they are not invincible; they come in trucks and well-armed”.
He called on the government to tackle the attacks by insurgents and other forms of banditry once and for all.
“Senator Kashim Shettima said, in the heat of Boko Haram, he became a governor of that state. The effort he made as a person in the past to address the security challenge is commendable.”
“Well, in his motion, he cautioned that we should not politicise this issue which I agree with him, but Mr. President, when you want to hold a bull and get it down, you have held the bull by the horn.”
“Consistently, we have refused to hold the bull by the horn to call a space, a space.”
“These are issues that affected the entire country because it is not about Borno issue alone. Like he said, in the past, people have thought it was about Borno and before we know it, insecurity has permeated the entire nook and crannies of this country.”
“Like other speakers have mentioned in this chamber from the ninth Senate, what has preoccupied us, if you take statistics, is the issue of insecurity that cropped up on a daily basis.”
“Mr President, it is high time that we approach this matter differently and call a spade a spade.”
“It is not just the National Assembly, we need the other arms of government because we can just talk and expatiate the issues as there are, as we relate with our people, and if there is no strong synergy from the other arms of Government, Mr President, this would be a mere talking.”
“As elected representatives of our people, we should go beyond talking every day on the floor over the mass killing of our people.”
“A few weeks back, it was Senator Sani, the other time, it was Senator Gyang and this has continued to come.”