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Insecurity: Senate summons Security chiefs



By Hannah Nathan, Warri


In response to the increasing level of insecurity in the nation, the Nigerian Senate has called a meeting of the security chiefs at a later date.


Amidst an extended three-hour closed-door discussion, the Senate denounced the growing number of abductions, robberies, and the deliberate killing of law-abiding persons by crooks.


109 senators supported the insecurity motion because of its critical necessity, according to Senate Leader Michael Bamidele Opeyemi.


In his speech, Senate President Godswill Akpabio bemoaned the ongoing incidence of kidnappings and banditry.


According to him, things have become so bad that middlemen are now taking on the role of kidnappers in recovering ransom.


He was vehemently against the recent attacks in the Plateau as well as the gas explosion in Oyo State’s capital, Ibadan.


Akpabio continued by saying that the security chiefs’ Senate appearance will have a set date.


Before adjourning till Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the parliamentarian observed a minute of silence in memory of those who died in the attacks and the Ibadan explosion.


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