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Imo attacks: Lawan calls for more funding for security agencies

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has called for increased funding for the security agencies in the wake of incessant attacks on Federal Government facilities in Imo State.

Lawan, who spoke on Friday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, while commissioning the Akachi Road constructed by the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led administration, said that there was hope for the country.

He advocated for increased funding for security agencies in the country to procure adequate technologies and manpower needed to combat crime in the country in line with global best practice.

While condemning the recent attacks on police stations in the state and the illegal release of inmates at the Owerri Correctional Service by gunmen on Monday, Lawan insisted that security agencies needed more funding from the Federal Government.

The Senate President pledged that the National Assembly would continue enact laws that would make the security agents have edge over insurgents.

Lawan also said that he was pleased with the quality of project Uzodinma was delivering to the people of the state.

culled from PUNCH