Following warnings by the United States that the Islamic State of Iran and Syria, ISIS and al-Qaeda are planning to spread their tentacles to the Southern part of Nigeria, Senators have asked the Federal Government to be proactive and avert disaster.
They advised the FG to pay attention to the warning and put hands on deck to ensure that they do not succeed.
The Senators further called on the military to employ youths to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
Senators, who urged immediate action on the US warning are Chairman, Senate Services Committee, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger East; and Senator Chukwuka Utazi, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Enugu North.
They spoke as apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo; the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere; and Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, tongue-lashed the government and security chiefs for the parlous state of security in the country.
Also, Elder statesman and pioneer Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group,NESG, Professor Anya O.Anya wondered why the US was just releasing the information since the development started two years ago.
Senator Mohammed Sani Musa said: “Government should immediately take the warning very seriously and act decisively to forestall the invasion of those terrorists in to our lands. The Government should be proactive and take no chances. The military should further recruit as many of our unemployed youths as possible as they are large in number and can well protect our territorial integrity.”