Senate Orders Service Chiefs To Step Side Over Soldiers’ killings

The Senate on Tuesday orders the service chiefs to step aside following the killings of soldiers who are fighting insurgency and banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria.

Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman of the Committee on Army, moved the motion on the floor of the Senate via a point of order.

Those who contributed to the motion complained about the implication of the disturbing development, emphasizing that it was capable of frustrating the war against insurgency and banditry.

They noted that many members of the armed forces who are scared of losing their lives have started resigning from the military.

Senator Ayo Fadahunsi, the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, proposed an additional prayer that demanded the stepping aside of the service chiefs and his prayer was seconded by Senator Betty Apiafi.

Ahmed Lawal, the senate President, ruled on the prayer and it was strongly supported by all the senators in attendance.

Senate, therefore, asked the service chiefs to step aside so that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.) to appoint new ones with fresh ideas.

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