Insecurity: Resign now, Senate Tells Service Chiefs


Nigeria’s Senate on its Tuesday, July 21 plenary called on service chiefs to step aside as the spate of national insecurity increases.

The Senators who gave their stance while reacting to a motion by Senator Ali Ndume, wondered why Nigeria was still battling insecurity amidst efforts of the Government to contain the scourge.

Senator Ndume moved his motion on the back of the recent ambush of soldiers in Katsina and the alleged voluntary resignation of many soldiers. This, among other developments made the Senator express worry.

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Following his motion, Senator Francis Fadahunsi made the call for the service chiefs to step aside as part of his contributions to the discourse on the motion.

Other senators okayed the move and passed the resolution for the service chiefs who have been in office since July 2015 to step aside.

The Senators also mandated a joint defence, army, navy, airforce, police and interior committee to engage with the military to ascertain the state of affairs of the armed forces.