The leadership of the Senate on Wednesday met with Heads of Security Agencies over the growing insecurity rocking the nation.
Naija News reports that the meeting, which started a few minutes past 2.00 pm, is being held at the Senate Wing National Assembly Complex on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was yet to join the meeting although he came in about 15 minutes before 2 pm amid tight security.
According to The PUNCH, the meeting had to be delayed for his arrival.
Some of the Senators present are the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Wamakko; Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, George Sekibo; and the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abdullahi DanBaba.
Recall that Senators, across party lines, had issued a six weeks ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve insecurity or face impeachment.
We Need The Collaboration Of Countries To Combat Insecurity – Buhari
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday stressed the importance of collective efforts of nations towards battling security challenges across the globe.
The president said this while receiving Letters of Credence from the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador James Kingston Christoff, and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Juan Alfred Miranda Oritz, at the State House.
He urged more collaborations be made to control terrorism, banditry, and insurgency as successes have been recorded and more could be achieved.
He said: “The devastating effect of global insecurity, climate change, and the post-COVID-19 era has devastated global economies. Nations continue to struggle to recover from these multiple global challenges.
“The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has undermined the progress countries have achieved in tackling food security in the last decade. While, the political instability in Libya continues to fuel terrorism in the Sahel, as well as scuttle democratic sustenance in both West and Central African regions.
“Nigeria is not left out of the equation, as we are fighting to rid our country of banditry, kidnapping, herder/farmer crisis, and insurgency. We are, however, making meaningful progress with the support of friendly countries like yours to sustain these fights until we overcome these challenges.”