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Nigerian Senate summons security chiefs amid escalating insecurity 

In response to the escalating insecurity plaguing Nigeria, the Senate has taken decisive action by summoning the nation’s security chiefs to appear in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

This move comes as the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, presented a motion on urgent national importance during the plenary session on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, expressing deep concern over the rising incidents of killings, kidnappings, and banditry across the country.

Senator Bamidele highlighted various tragic events, including recent killings in Agata Local Government Area of Benue State, where lives were lost, including those of security personnel, and significant property destroyed. The brutal killings of 11 residents of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State and several kidnappings in the Federal Capital Territory, resulting in victims being killed even after ransom payments, were also noted.

The motion drew attention to the broader pattern of kidnappings nationwide, where substantial ransoms have been paid, yet victims still meet tragic fates. The recent killings of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State and the abduction of primary school pupils in Ekiti were cited as exacerbating the overall insecurity in the country.

The Senate further acknowledged the unfortunate bomb explosion in Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, claiming the lives of at least five individuals and causing extensive damage to residential houses, schools, hotels, and religious centers. The killing of numerous residents of Mangu, Bokkos, and Barkin Ladi communities in Plateau State also contributed to the grim security situation in the country.

Bamidele said, “Mr. President, motion on the spate of insecurity in the Nigerian nation.

“The Senate notes with sadness, the rising spate of killings, kidnappings, banditry and other criminal activities in the country.

“Senate further notes the recent killings in Agata Local Government Area of Benue State, which led to the loss of lives, including security personnel and wanton destruction of property as well as the brutal killings of 11 residents of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

“Senate equally notes the various kidnappings in the Federal Capital Territory where victims have been killed after collecting ransom.

“Senate is also aware of several cases of kidnappings all over the country where huge ransom had been paid and several of the victims still got killed.

“Senate is also aware that the recent killings of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State and the abduction of primary school pupils in Ekiti had further aggravated the level of insecurity in the country.”

He added, “Senate notes the unfortunate bomb explosion at Bodija in Ibadan Oyo State where no less than five lives were lost and several residential houses, schools, hotels, and religious centres were destroyed.

“The Senate equally notes the killing of several residents of Mangu, Bokkos, and Barkin Ladi communities in Plateau State.”

In his remark, the Senate President said, “After the interactive session with the security chiefs, which we agreed that it should be next week, we would also fix a time to discuss the outcome with Mr. President.”

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