Nigerian_senateThe Nigerian Senate on Wednesday summoned the Service Chiefs over the increasing activities of insurgents, especially in the north east.

Highlights:

  • Senator George Sekibo said that the Service Chiefs will brief the Senate on the State of Emergency
  • The Senate will also take account of security expenditure and the equipment purchased so far
  • Senate President, David Mark, asked military to go all out for the Boko Haram sect
  • He condemned the attack on the government school in Pokistum
  • The attack left at least 30dea and over 20 injured

Details
The Service Chiefs would specifically brief the lawmakers on the state of affairs in the North-east and the effectiveness of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator George Sekibo, said the security chiefs were also expected to give account of security expenditure deployed in the fight against Boko Haram.

Those invited to Thursday’s meeting are; the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff,  Major General Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin , Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu , the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, and the Director, State Security Services, Mr. Ekpeyong Nsah.

During Wednesday’s plenary, Senate President, David Mark, urged the military to declare total war on Boko Haram.

Unite to defeat terror

The Senate President’s made the call while speaking on Monday’s suicide bomb attack on the Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum, Yobe State.

Senator Mark noted that since it was obvious that Boko Haram had ignored all entreaties for dialogue, the military should deploy all arsenals available to it to flush out the insurgents from Nigeria.

He described the wanton killing of innocent students as most crime against the country and insisted that Nigerians must unite to defeat terror in all its ramifications.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that claimed over 30 lives and left over 20 injured.

 

NP/The Nation

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