Abuja-Kaduna rail track explosion: Senator Ndume claims insecurity in Nigeria is going down
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Despite the explosion that rocked the Abuja-Kaduna rail track on Thursday this week, Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume is confident that the security challenges in the country are going down.
Ndume added that there was no country in the world absolutely devoid of insecurity.
The lawmaker told reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State on the sidelines of the turbaning ceremony of one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship aspirant Mallam Saliu Mustapha, as the Turaki of Ilorin.
Said Senator Ndume: “All I can say is that the insecurity in the country is going down, but it is not eliminated. It has not come to the end.
And normally this kind of any a thing is not that you say that it is all over. It will not be all over.
“Even before we had this escalated situation, there were isolated cases of insecurity everywhere. It is normal in every country. But thank God the government is up to the task and we are doing very well.”
Speaking on his investiture, Mallam Mustapha promised to be a worthy Turaki of Ilorin, urging “young people in our community to draw inspiration and hope from my story. Age should never be a barrier to their aspirations, nor should it be to their community and humanitarian efforts.