More men, arms for military to battle insecurity, says VP


 Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

 

MORE men and arms are to be injected into the armed forces.

There will also be increased surveillance and funding, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.

Besides, the armed forces will collaborate with local vigilante to enhance security.

Osinbajo spoke on Monday in the wake of Sunday’s “Prayer Walk” by Christians in protest against killings and upsurge of insecurity in the country.

The “Prayer Walk” called by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) was led in Lagos by General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Thousands of RCCG parishes nationwide participated after a prayer for the nation by Adeboye during the thanksgiving service, beamed live to all parishes of the church.

On Monday, there were many instances of security breaches across the country. (See box).

Osinbajo, who spoke during the visit to the Villa, of clergymen under the auspices of Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace, was quoted by his…



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