President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu
to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.
This was even as he disclosed that the Ninth National Assembly will vigorously pursue the implementation of community policing as a way of tackling the growing spate of killings and kidnappings across states in Nigeria.
Lawan, in a speech delivered to welcome lawmakers back from a six-week recess, said as part of measures to reform the country’s security architecture, the National Assembly will engage the Executive arm of government on the need for the immediate implementation of the recently launched National Security Strategy (NSS).
“The security situation in our country requires serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed the National Assembly.
“Recently, the security in the country had deteriorated and the attendant loss of lives is not acceptable. We need to secure the lives and property of our citizens, as enshrined in our constitution.
“We all are witnesses to how our economy is also affected by the inclement security situation. Therefore, we need to speedily seek for solutions to fix the security problem bedeviling our dear country.
“There is an urgent need for a paradigm shift and reform of the architecture and structure of our security systems. Equally important is citizen participation, and collaboration in providing security.