From Eloho Igbru
Following an escalation of kidnapping and banditry across the country, the Security Chiefs on Wednesday honored the invitation of the Nigerian Senate to brief it over the country’s security crisis, however, no meetings held as it was postponed due to the absence of some of the Chiefs.
The security chiefs present were Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; Emmanuel Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff; and Hassan Abubakar, Chief of the Air Staff.
Kayode Egbetokun, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), were also present. However, the meeting was postponed to February 13.
The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio lamented the absence of the Chief of Defence Staff, Christopher Musa.
Akpabio said: “We also heard about the infiltration of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in places like Kubwa and Bwari. We have heard reports that they have cells where they are congregating. We have heard reports of your efforts and we resolved to invite you to brief us on this resurgence.
“While we welcome you, we are not passing the buck, we are not blaming you. But you are not complete. We also like to have the National Security Adviser (NSA), Chief of Defence Staff, Minister of State for Defence, and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Minister of Interior.
“We want you to know that we represent the Nigerian people and we will only do their will. The senate is of the view that the FCT is under threat.”