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Senate asks service chiefs step aside over  soldiers’ killings 

Those who participated in the motion bemoaned the implication of the alarming development stressing that it was capable of demoralizing the battle against insurgency and banditry.

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The Senate on Tuesday requested the service chiefs to step apart following the killings of soldiers who’re combating insurgency and banditry in some components of northern Nigeria.

The motion was dropped at the ground of the Senate via a point of order, moved by Senator Ali Ndume the Chairman of its Committee on Army.

Those who participated in the motion bemoaned the implication of the alarming development stressing that it was capable of demoralizing the battle against insurgency and banditry.

They remarked that many members of the armed forces who’re frightened of losing their lives have began withdrawing from the military.

Senator Ayo Fadahunsi, the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, recommended an extra prayer that requested the stepping apart of the service chiefs, and his prayer was supported by Senator Betty Apiafi.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, ruled on the prayer and it was overwhelmingly endorsed by all of the senators in attendance.

The Senate, subsequently, requested the service chiefs to step apart in order that President Muhammadu Buhari, nominate new ones with contemporary concepts.

The combined committees on Defence, Army, Air force, Police, and Interior have been additionally ordered to obtain briefings from the new service chiefs and the Minister of Interior on the troublesome development.

SOURCE: Scannews24.com
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