By Chioma Iruke
Nigeria’s Naval Chief, Rear Admiral Zubairu Gambo on Monday called on the Nigerian Government to build security walls around it’s boarders with neighbouring countries as a matter of urgency.
He made the disclosure during a public hearing held by the House of Representatives while considering three bills.
The bills are: ‘A Bill for an Act to establish the national commission against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (HB 10), a Bill for an Act to make provision for the integration of private close circuit Television (CCTV) and for Related Matters, 2019 (HB. 421) and a Bill for an Act to repeal the explosives Act, and for related matters (HB 369 & HB 822), a Bill for an Act to designate the month of November as the National appreciation for security agencies month and for related matters (HB 1222)’.
Gambo who was represented by Commander Jemila Abubakar Sadik, said the issue of insecurity and proliferation of small arms and light weapon is caused by neighbouring countries.
According to him, building a huge wall across Nigerian borders is the only solution to tackling insecurity.
“Until we build wall across borders with neighbouring countries, we will know no peace, I headed a team who fought insecurity in those region and I can make bold to say if we don’t build these walls Nigeria will know no peace,” she said.
Speaking on the Nigeria Navy’s input on the bills under consideration, Gambo said that the Navy was in support of the bills but that the commission should be headed by ministry of internal affairs instead of foreign affairs as contained the proposed bill.
He further stated that the Armed Forces and Immigration should be included in the listed agencies on the bills