Senate Invites Heads of Security Agencies For Talks

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Abuja, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – Owing to the level of insecurity witnesses in most parts of the country, the Nigerian Senate is expected to hold a meeting with all heads of security agencies. These would include the National Security Adviser, Service Chiefs, and the Inspector General of Police.

The closed door meeting aims to discuss the prevailing security challenges in the country.

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Other heads of security agencies expected at the meeting include the Director General, Department of State Security Services, and the head of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, among others.

The Senate said the continued activities of criminal and terror groups in the country is becoming a deep concern.

Deadly activities by islamic sect, Boko Haram and bandits in the north east part of the country and the civil unrest caused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were among the security challenges mentioned at the Senate.

A retired Major General, RC Duru was kidnapped last three weeks in south eastern Imo state allegedly by members of IPOB. However, the separatist group have neither denied or confirmed the claims.

“Cognizant of the fact that the primary focus of security agencies should be directed at making Nigeria safe, insecurity in the country can only be tackled if all security agencies and parastatals that play key roles in national security, work in synergy under a centralized command structure to ensure that the country is secured”, sponsor of the motion, Senator Yar’Adua Musa said.

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Globally, Africa’s most populous nation ranks among kidnapping hotspots.

This practice has evolved among the bandits and terrorists of northern Nigeria, militants and cultists in the Niger Delta, as well as ritual-killers of the western and eastern parts of the country.

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