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Kwankwaso: Number of Military Personnel Inadequate to Tackle Insecurity




Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a presidential contender for the New Nigeria People’s Party, has claimed that the number of military officers in place at the moment is woefully insufficient.

Kwankwaso made this declaration on Sunday at the Arise TV Presidential Townhall Series on Security and Economy, which was held in Abuja and was organised by Arise TV and the Center for Democracy and Development.


The presidential contender claimed he has put in place sufficient measures to expand the number of military officers from 250 000 to 1 million, including the army, air force, and navy.

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He promised to expand the number of police officers from 230 000 to 2 million and declared he would retake every square metre of the nation.

We will be willing to sit down with everyone with grudges in any part of the country to dialogue and at the end of the day, anyone who decides to do otherwise definitely the law will take its course.

Speaking further on security, Kwankwaso said that if the government was doing the right thing, many people will put down their arms, adding that for those who do not want to do that, it is the responsibility of the government to ensure peace as people go about their legitimate business not minding religion, ethnicity.


Today in 2022, Security agencies could not identify locations, especially everybody including the criminals are using telephone and these telephones are not difficult to identify and these are the problems.

In Kano, when I was in government, we constructed roads and of course gates leading into the city and the idea was to put cameras, scanners so that anybody going into our city should be checked.

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