Insecurity: Nigeria’s security chiefs to appear before lawmakers

Nigeria’s security chiefs have appeared before senators The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Adetokunbo Abiru, disclosed this.

Mr Abiru said the service chiefs discussed the possible solutions to the security challenges facing the country.

Those who appeared include the heads of the army, navy, air force and the police.

Last Tuesday, the Senate summoned service chiefs to appear before the lawmakers over the rising case of insecurity in the country.

PREMIUM TIMES has reported almost daily cases of killings and kidnappings by different armed groups across the country. Last week, a lawmaker burst into tears while lamenting the insecurity in Ekiti State that led to the killing of two traditional rulers.

Apart from the meeting with the security chiefs, the senators also plan a separate one with the central bank chief.

Nigerians have expressed concern about the resurgence of insecurity in the country and called for new security strategies to restore peace and stability in areas affected by kidnapping, insurgency and banditry.

Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from across the country hailed the efforts of security agencies in tackling the menace but said that the resurgence meant that a lot needed to be done to eliminate the threat.

While some of the respondents said they had been forced to flee their villages by gunmen, others said the activities of the insurgents and other criminals had decimated the local economy and exacerbated the poverty level of the people.

They said in some instances, apart from the criminals taking all they had, they were also forced to pay for every bullet used by the terrorists in shooting at them.



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