Sodiq Oyeleke

Senators have asked the President, Major General Muhammadu (retd.), to dismiss Nigeria's service chiefs over the growing security challenges facing the country.

This was contained in a statement detailing the resolution of the senators after the upper chamber's plenary on Wednesday.

Earlier, the House of Representatives had asked the service chiefs to resign or be sacked by the retired general.

The senators accused the service chiefs of running out of ideas to tackle security challenges faced by Nigeria.

A copy of the statement obtained by The PUNCH read, "Some Senators who took their turns to speak on the floor during the debate which lasted over three hours, called for the removal of the Service Chiefs who they faulted for running out of ideas on developing strategies needed to address Nigeria’s escalating security problems.

"Other lawmakers, however, threw their weights behind the introduction of Community and State Policing as a remedial alternative to addressing the spate of insecurity in various states of the federation."

The senate also told the President to as a matter of urgency declare a National Security Emergency to address the escalating challenges of insecurity faced by the country.

They also raised concerns over the urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize Nigeria’s current security architecture.

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