Insecurity: Reps to probe leakage of classified security documents

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Insecurity: Reps to probe leakage of classified security documents


The House of Representatives on Thursday unveiled plans to conduct a detailed investigation into the leakage of classified security documents to the public.

The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion on the ‘Need to address leakage of classified security documents to the public,’ sponsored by Hon Samuel Adejare.

Adejare who expressed grave concern over the protracted security challenges ravaging the country frowned at the level of sabotage of ongoing efforts aimed at ending myriad security challenges.

He said: “The House notes the recurring incidents of leakage of classified security documents to the public through various social media platforms, online print media and other sources, which are jeopardizing the fight against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the country.

“The House also notes that the Federal Government has made concerted efforts through the provision of human, material and financial resources in the fight against insecurity.

“The House is concerned that the leakage of classified security documents and other acts of sabotage is causing failure of intelligence gathering, misunderstanding and lack of cohesion among operatives involved in different operations against insurgency and other acts of terrorism in Nigeria.

“The House is disturbed that the unfortunate situation is enabling other acts of crimes and criminalities such as jailbreaks, mass abductions, invasion of farms and animal rustling.

“The House is worried that if such acts of sabotage are left unchecked, they may pose great risks to the lives of security personnel and ultimately imperil the country,” he noted.

To this end, the House mandated its Committee on National Security and Intelligence to carry out a detailed investigation on the matter and report back within two weeks for further legislative action.

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This post was written by Kehinde Akintola – Abuja and was first published at tribuneonlineng.com

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