Insecurity: Senate in close session with Security Chiefs, others



 Senate on Thursday at plenary went into closed session with some heads of  security agencies in the country.

The closed session followed the invitation of the security chiefs by the Senate, the rising insecurity situation in the country.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the Service Chiefs that were present at the meeting include the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff Maj.-Gen Attahiru Ibrahim, and the Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba.

Also in attendance were the Directors – General, Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Maj.-Gen Samuel , National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, and Department of State Services (DSS),Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, before the closed session, while welcoming the Service Chiefs said their invitation was in pursuant to the resolution of the Senate to brief it on the security situation in the country.

He assured the officials that the Senate and indeed the National would remain a in progress with them.

The commended them for their resilient in the fight to address the security challenges across the country, adding that some had lost their lives in the process.

Lawan said the officials have been doing their best with the resources at their disposal.

He urged the to trust the Senate by providing information on what they think would be helpful to the parliament to help the Armed Forces perform better.

According to him, the armed forces is yet to achieve its optimum performance, , Lawan attributed to inadequate resources.

He expressed the hope that the interaction would produce better ways of providing necessary resources for the security agencies to continue to fight insecurity, protect lives and properties of citizens and create the environment for the economy to thrive.

, he said would make to be a hub for investments and provide employment for the teeming youth.

Meanwhile, more security agents had been deployed to the National to beef up security. (NAN)