By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
With the cases of armed attacks on innocent citizens and general insecurity in Nigeria yet to abate, a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dachung Bogus, has advised the Federal Government to urgently approach France for military assistance to defeat insurgency and any kind of criminality in the country.
Bogus who is Chairman, House Committee on Anti- Corruption and Member, House Committee on Security & National Intelligence, spoke on Channels Television Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday on the topic, “Insecurity: Seeking An End”.
The lawmaker posited that for the fact that France which is former colonial master of most French-speaking countries bordering Nigeria, she has the clear understanding of the security in Nigeria than any other foreign power willing to help Nigeria fight insecurity.
According to him: “it is my view that the Federal Government should seek help from France if the fight against insecurity in Nigeria will succeed because France controls all Nigeria’s neighbouring countries of West Africa from where most of the insurgents and bandits are flooding Nigeria to kill our people”.
Bogus argued that the insecurity ravaging the country has reached an alarming level hence the need for FG to seek help from other countries especially France which he insisted has the capacity to rally support for Nigeria through the French-speaking neighbours of Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Republic of Benin among others.
He also revealed that members of House of Representatives are going into the proposed Security Summit with the Executive arm of government with the mindset of trying to save Nigerian state from collapsing, adding that it’s going to be conducted on bi-partisan basis. Bogus stated that the House of Representatives is favourably disposed to approve more money for the Executive to equip the military to deal decisively with the insecurity in Nigeria.