Stakeholders To Meet On Security For Motor Parks

The minister of Transport, Idris Umar, has said that the Nigerian government is intensifying efforts in its fight against the Boko Haram terrorists by deploying more sophisticated weapons and troops to the restive North east.

Umar said all the 36 state commissioners of transport in the country would soon be summoned to discus how to deal with incessant attacks on motor parks by members of the Boko Haram sect.

The minister, who visited Gombe at the weekend to condole with the residents of the state on the Friday explosion that rocked the state – owned bus park, assured that terrorist activities in the region would soon be a thing of the past.

He said that government is seriously concerned about the condition of the people in the affected areas, adding that adequate ammunitions have been deployed to checkmate the insurgents.



    “Insurgency wise, government is doing a lot in the area of deployment of troops to the areas and then as well as the deployment of relevant and necessary equipment to fight this insurgency. By the grace of God in no distant future, this thing will be over,” Umar said.

    The minister added that he would soon call an emergency meeting involving the 36 state commissioners of transport to discuss measures that can be put in place to prevent any future attacks on motor parks in the country.

    “As the Minister of transport, I intend to summon an emergency meeting of Commissioners of Transport in all states of the country so that we discuss and adopt strategies on how best to safeguard our motor parks. Just recently we concluded a meeting of the National Transport Council, where this same issue of safety and security were addressed,” he said.

    The transport minister also visited the site of the explosion, the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe and as the state Specialists Hospital, where survivors were being treated.

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