Senate Urge All Service Chief To Step Down

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged all Service Chiefs in the country to step down to allow for the restructuring security architecture.

The call is connected with the  recent killing of soldiers and mass resignation from the military.

The Senate also resolved that the top hierarchy of the military should brief its relevant committees on the factors militating against the operations of the military to find a way forward.

A minute silence was observed to honour soldiers and members of other security agencies that have lost their lives during their fight against insurgency so far.

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The resolutions of the Senate followed the consideration of a motion titled: “Rising casualties among Nigerian soldiers and other security agencies” moved by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (Borno South).

Ndume had in his lead debate lamented that 24 soldiers were recently killed in an ambush by insurgents in Danboa.

He said that 19 soldiers were wounded while nine others were reported missing during the attack by insurgents.

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He said that another 20 soldiers were killed during a similar ambush in Kachina while others were wounded.

 

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