Senate questions Service Chiefs over insecurity


The Senate has suspended its rules to allow Service Chiefs and Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on National Assembly Matters, Senator Abdullahi Gumel, to brief senators on the country’s overall insecurity condition.

They will also brief the chamber on the infiltration of bandits and kidnappers into the FCT, with the goal of finding a long-term solution to the crisis.

The Senate summoned the service chiefs in a unanimous decision on January 30, the first legislative day of the year, in response to the country’s ongoing instability.

Meanwhile, has adjourned the security briefing to February 13, 2024, to accommodate everyone involved in the management of security in the country.

The motion to adjourn the security briefing by the service chiefs was moved by the leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele and was seconded by the minority leader of Senate, Senator Abba Moro.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio while approving the adjournment, noted that the Senate would like a holistic deliberation on insecurity.