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Insecurity: Senate asks Service Chiefs to step down

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigerian Senate has called on the service chiefs to step aside as a result of the rising insecurity in the country.

The resolution of the upper legislative chamber followed a motion sponsored by the Senator representing Borno South and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume.

The lawmakers accordingly asked its joint committee on security to find out why over 200 army officers deserted the service.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, in his remarks said though the army was trying its best to secure the country, the effort was not enough.

Despite calls from the public calling for their retirement, which is long over due, president Muhammadu Buhari has kept them in service.

Nigeria’s current service chiefs are: Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff; Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff; and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff.