Senate blames Borno suicide bombing on failure of intelligence


The Senate has attributed the recent suicide bombings in Gwoza town, Borno State, to a failure of intelligence by security forces.

This was revealed by Senate President Godswill Akpabio during a plenary session on Wednesday, July 3.

Akpabio made the comments while contributing to a debate on a motion concerning the incident, which was sponsored by Senate Chief Whip, Mohammed Ali Ndume.

In his lead debate, Ndume highlighted the Mandara Mountains, Sambisa Forest, and the Lake Chad region as remaining strongholds of terrorist activity.

In response, the Senate urged the Federal Government to direct the military to rethink its conventional strategies for combating insurgency and other crimes. The lawmakers called for the deployment of modern technology and scientific tactics, noting that traditional methods, such as troop deployments, are proving ineffective as terrorists continue to employ unconventional tactics to harm Nigerians and disrupt their livelihoods.

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