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We Will Recruit More Troops, Buy More Arms To Tackle Insecurity – Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said there is an ongoing plan to enhance the security situation in Nigeria, including efforts to recruit more troops and officers to tighten up the personnel of security agencies.

Yemi’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, revealed this via a statement on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, FG is committed towards tackling the threats and security concerns in Nigeria and the citizens can rest easy because they are working on it.

He added that he agrees that the security situation has been challenging but efforts are in place to eradicate the problems once and for all.

His words, “We are handling security well, and as you know, including military deployment in diverse fields, like the Boko Haram in the Northeast.

“In fact, we have to now recruit more into the army, and much faster than we ever did because we need men on the ground; resources also – to buy more arms, to buy more platforms.

”At the last meeting of the National Security Council that was held on Thursday, we had discussions on how to beef up the military’s platforms.

“How do we beef up the numbers? How do we recruit more men and women into the army? How do we collaborate more with local vigilante, the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and all that.

“So, there is a lot going on in terms of trying to beef up security; the security situation is one that is very challenging.

“We are also looking at aspects of surveillance – how we can do more aerial surveillance using drones and electronic devices to improve surveillance.”

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