The Senate President, David Mark, on Monday challenged security operatives to display their intellectual and investigative prowess by unmasking those behind the insurgency in the country.
He also implored community leaders and citizens alike to collaborate with the security agencies in order to expose the sponsors of the criminals forthwith.
Mark, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, made the call in Abuja after decorating his Aide-De-Camp, a Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr. Abel Miri, with his new rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.
The senate president reasoned that one of the ways to end the reign of insurgency and the onslaught of Boko Haram on Nigerians is to expose the sect’s sponsors within and outside the country.
Mark said, “The unabating situation demands extra-ordinary measures to handle. All of us, irrespective of status, must be alert to our responsibilities.
“Let us rise as one people faced with a common problem to say no to these harbingers of death. Let’s come together and work hard to free ourselves.
“All Nigerians must see these terrorists as a threat to our existence. Nobody should sit on the fence anymore. It is a choice we have to make in chasing these terrorists away or wait to be consumed by them.
“This is not about politics, religion or ethnicity. It is about our survival as a nation”.
The statement also quoted the senate president as telling his newly decorated ADC that his new rank “demands higher responsibility and dedication to the service to his fatherland”.
He further admonished him thus: “As an officer and gentleman, your loyalty is to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Be fair and firm, devoid of any sentiments, you must be just to all persons no matter the circumstances”.