Tinubu authorizes a security allocation of N50 billion for five northern states

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Vice President Kahsim Shettima reveals that President Bola Tinubu has endorsed the “Pulaaku Initiative,” a non-kinetic approach to tackle insurgency and banditry in the North, allocating an initial sum of N50bn.

“Pulaaku,” a Fulani term meaning “to be shy,” will kick off in states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Benue, Zamfara, Niger, and Kaduna, focusing on improving living conditions through infrastructure development.

Shettima emphasizes the government’s commitment to addressing insecurity, allocating a significant portion of the 2024 budget to security, and urges a collective focus on strengthening defense systems and institutions.

Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar highlights the role of education and economic investments in addressing root causes, advocating synergy among security agencies.

Prof Attahiru Jega stresses the importance of integrity in the fight against insecurity, cautioning against the use of vigilantes and proposing the establishment of formal state police institutions.

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