BREAKING: Senate Urges Service Chiefs to Step Down Over Rising Insecurity

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 21 – The Nigerian Senate has urged the country’s service chiefs to step aside as a result of the rising insecurity in the country.

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

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

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

He added that there was a need for government to look into what is happening wrongly in the military.

According to reports, 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; are all due for retirement.

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