Leadership (Abuja)

4 January 2014

Nigeria: FG Charged On Security Pact With U.S, Israel

A former senator, Chief Anthony Agbo, on Saturday urged the Federal Government to enter into extensive security pact with the U.S. and Israel to check insecurity in the country.

Agbo, the immediate past senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial zone, gave the advice at Mgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Ebonyi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that the pact would provide the needed platform for the government to check the rising wave of terrorism and other related security challenges that confronts it.

"Our security agencies are trying their best but it is obvious that they are being confronted with highly organised and complicated situation.

"Nigeria is facing its greatest security challenge since the end of the civil war. These countries (U.S. and Israel) are the world's best in checking terrorism and related acts," he said.

"The pact will not connote interference with Nigeria's internal affairs as it will not necessarily mean invasion by these countries' military.

"The pact would instead involve exchange of intelligence, application of these countries' security technology, training of our security personnel, among others," he said.

Agbo called on Nigerians to have the fear of God, saying it was the best antidote to the numerous challenges facing the country.

"There is no fear of God in the country presently as the leaders and followers have abandoned God for material acquisition and other vices.

"We must also ensure personal discipline in our activities by engaging in acts that will uplift the country while shunning those that will make it life difficult for the people,'" he said. (NAN)

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