Sen. Ibrahim Abdullahi-Gobir, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Sokoto East, has appealed to the Federal Government to remobilise and use the experiences of retired security personnel in crisis prone areas to curb security challenges in the country.

In a statement by Mr Bello Muhammad, Media Assistant to Senator Abdullahi-Gobir, the lawmaker said that remobilising retired service men does not require fresh training but would use their experiences to assist the existing security personnel in the country.

He also advised the Federal Government to redeploy all security personnel from one place to another as a way of avoiding them staying in an area for a long time.

He further suggested to the Federal Government the need to equip them with modern tools of fighting all forms of crimes as bandits terrorising the areas have more sophisticated weapons.

Abdullahi-Gobir observed that banditry and other criminal activities were on the increase in Sabon Birni, Isa, Wurno, Rabah, Goronyo, Gada and Illela local government areas of the state.

He said that the number of security officials in the affected areas were grossly inadequate to be able to effectively tackle the security challenges in the area.

According to him, the bandits have robbed residents of their animals and other valuables of unimaginable magnitude, adding that the activities of the bandits have prevented them from farming.

He noted that following the activities of the bandits in the area, residents were subjected to abject poverty as many settlements had been robbed of their valuables to the extent that even small animals could not be found.

The Senator, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to deploy security men with vehicles armed with enough weapons to protect lives and property in the affected areas.

Abdullahi-Gobir, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, expressed concern on the protection of lives and property of citizens in the country.

Recall that the Sokoto State Government had on August 18, 2021 held a stakeholders security meeting to address the challenge of insecurity in the state.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal had also inaugurated an advisory committee headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, to proffer lasting solution to rising banditry in the state.

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