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Abdulsalami Abubakar calls for additional security personnel to tackle insurgency

Former Head Of State Abdulsalami Abubakar, has called for the recruitment of additional security personnel to effectively tackle the problem of insurgency bedeviling Nigeria.

General Abubakar, made the call while addressing Newsmen in Minna, Niger State, ahead of the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria.

He said this had become imperative because security personnel have been overstretched, hence the need to recruit more personnel for maximum benefits.

The Former Head of State stressed the need for the provision of necessary equipment for security personnel to enable them discharge their duties effectively.

General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who warned politicians against campaign of calumny, said if not checked would mar the credibility of the 2023 elections.

On the lingering ASUU and FG faceoff, he expressed optimism that the problem between would soon be overcome.

Reporting by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Julian Osamoto