The Senate, on Thursday, summoned the service chiefs over the unremitting insecurity in the country.

At the plenary on Thursday, the Red Chamber said it would engage the service chiefs in a closed session.

This was as the lawmakers demanded that a National Security Policy document outlining the framework for an improved and streamlined synergy and coordination among the various security agencies in the country.

The Senate resolutions followed a motion moved by Senator Abdulaziz Yar’Adua.

According to Yar’Adua, the contemporary security landscape in Nigeria poses unprecedented challenges that outstrip the protective capabilities of any security agency alone.

He said, “Nigeria is facing numerous simultaneous security crises. These include Boko Haram in the North-East; the activities of bandits and kidnappers in the North-West; the activities of gunmen in the South-East and South-South; and other forms of criminality like armed robbery, herders/farmers clashes and cross-border crimes.

“The primary focus of security agencies should be directed at making Nigeria safe, the insecurity in Nigeria can only be tackled if all security agencies and parastatals that play key roles in national security work in synergy under a centralised command structure to ensure that the country is highly secure. This cooperative effort reinforces the interdependence and interrelatedness of Nigerian security agencies.”

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives, on Thursday, declined to take presentations from representatives of the Service Chiefs who were billed to appear in the chamber for the commencement of a policy brief series aimed at redefining the concept of governance in the country.

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