Insecurity: Senate to summon service chiefs as they demand special military operations in Nigeria

The Senate on Thursday, October 5 have resolved to summon the service chiefs.

The Senate took the decision after deliberating a motion on the kidnap of five female students from the Federal University Dunsin-Ma in Katsina state on Wednesday.

No fewer than five female students of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), in Katsina State were on Wednesday abducted by suspected terrorists, with police confirming the arrest of one suspect in connection with the incident.

The victims were said to have been kidnapped in their residence located behind Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial International School along Tsaskiya Road.

Those to be summoned by the upper chamber include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hassan Abubakar.

Also to be invited are the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun and the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

The senators asked security agencies to be more proactive and ensure the rescue of the abducted female students as well as the corps members kidnapped by terrorists in Zamfara State.

They also urged the armed forces to conduct special operations to dislodge bandits in the North-West and in other parts of the country and also called on the Federal Government to address the manpower deficit in the armed forces and police.