Former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani, has implored the President Bola Tinubu-led government to make war against terrorism its top most priority.
His advice comes as the President Bola Tinubu-led government continues to intensify efforts toward restoring Niger to democratic rule.
Mr Sani in a tweet on Monday wondered how very sophisticated weapons seen in a now-viral video got into the country.
Calling on President Bola Tinubu to focus his administration’s energy on combating terrorism, Mr Sani wrote: “I watched a video clip of dangerous weapons and missiles allegedly owned by terrorists in the vast hinterlands of Niger State. How those weapons got into our country is a question that need answers. The war against terrorism should be our top most priority.”
His remark comes as Nigeria continues to confront the threat of terrorism. Insurgent groups such as Boko Haram and bandits have wreaked havoc on northern regions for years, kidnapping and killing innocent individuals and targeting villages.
However, the government of President Bola Tinubu, who entered office recently, appears to be heavily invested in returning Niger to democratic rule following a military coup in July.
There are signs that President Tinubu’s Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) may resort to force against the Niger military junta. However, prominent Nigerians have continued to urge the union to take diplomatic measures, including the use of force, to restore democracy to the West African state.
News About Nigeria recalls that Mr Sani already warned that if ECOWAS decides to declare war against the Niger junta government, Nigeria will bear the brunt of the consequences.