Chibok Girls: Service Chiefs Absent At Senate Meeting

The National Security Adviser (NSA) and other Service Chiefs invited to brief the Senate on their efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls failed to honour the invitation on Wednesday.

Only the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase and the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, attended the briefing.

No explanation was given for the absence of the Service Chiefs at the end of the session.

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, presided over the session.

The DG, DSS and the IGP were said to have briefed the lawmakers on efforts being made to rescue the abducted Chibok girls who had been in captivity for over two years.

After the closed session, Ekweremadu announced: “The Senate was briefed by the Director-General, State Security Service and the Inspector General of Police on the abduction of the Chibok school girls and efforts to rescue them in the last two years.

“We urged them to continue and should leave no stone unturned to achieve the rescue of the Chibok girls.

“Thereafter they answered questions bothering on topical national security issues from very distinguished senators.”

The Senate had last Thursday invited the Service Chiefs to brief it on efforts at rescuing the Chibok girls.

This followed a motion by Senator Dino Melaye on the issue.

Credit: Nation

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