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Attacks on Zulum: APC youth wing seeks strict approach to combat insurgency

A group within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the APC National Awareness for the Youth Vanguard (APCNAYV) has urged the leadership of the various security agencies to employ a strict approach to the fight insurgency in the country.

In a statement, yesterday, the group’s National Coordinator, Alhaji Mukhtar Abubakar said the call became pertinent in view of the fact that the ceaseless attacks on Zulum, who is the chief security officer of the state, signposts ineffectiveness in the current approach, which needs serious appraisal.

Gunmen believed to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect had last month attacked Zulum and his convoy while on his way to a location within the Lake Chad area of the state.

The group lauded Governor Zulum, whom it praised for displaying what it termed ‘uncommon courage and determination’ in his efforts to rid the state of militant insurgency.

While condemning the dastardly attack on the governor and his convoy, the group expressed regret that some military personnel and members of vigilante group, the Civilian JTF lost their lives during the last month ambush.

Lamenting the fact that the spate of militant insurgency has dragged on for so long, Abubakar called for a new approach to the fight by relevant security agencies, saying the country has lost so many innocent souls.

“Whilst we utterly condemn the attack, we call on the leadership of the security forces to tighten their grip on the area, bearing in mind this is the second deadly attack on the governor, who is singlehandedly committed to restoring peace, law, and order in the state,” Abubakar said.

The APC chieftain also commended the gallantry of the security personnel who repelled the terrorist attack.

Source: guardian.ng