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Nigeria’s insecurity now has ‘has taken international dimension’, says Shaaban Ibrahim

House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence chairman Shaaban Ibrahim has said that the insecurity plaguing Nigeria “has taken international dimension.”

Ibrahim urged the National Intelligence Agency to collaborate with other security networks and committees across Africa by sharing intelligence and information to tackle the issue on national, regional, and continental fronts.

“The rate of Insecurity in our national life has taken international dimension with reported banditry, killings, and border crimes,” said Ibrahim

“This ugly trend requires the National Intelligence Agency to intensify efforts in response to this challenges prevalent across the West African Sub-region.

“The NIA should also collaborate with the Network of African Parliamentarians of Defense and Security Committees to utilize specific output from its deliberations in furtherance of national, regional, and continental security.

“It must be emphasized without fear of contradiction that the Committee made inspiring discoveries in the recent oversight conducted over the agencies here present.

“This outcome has revealed your enormous role in supporting relevant National Security and enforcement agencies with classified information that provides the foundation for flieir operations.

“This role has become commend any discharged despite the challenges faced by many Security organizations in collaborating with sister agencies to fight crimes against national security.”

Ibrahim also suggested for the NIA to be removed from the envelope budgetary system of revenue allocation.

“This development will strengthen your operational capacity especially in the present situation that necessitates high-level confidentiality in sharing information to relevant security agencies across the country,” he concluded.

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