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The Senate has called on Nigeria’s service chiefs to step aside as the country continues to grapple with security challenges.

Senators made the call during plenary on Tuesday in reaction to a motion by Senator Ali Ndume.

Senators are concerned about the security situation in the country. (File photo)



Senator Ndume moved his motion on the back of the recent ambush of soldiers in Katsina and the alleged voluntary resignation of many soldiers.

According to the Senator, both developments and others are worrying.

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If the trend continues, Senator Ndume expects that there will be dire consequences for the country.

Senate Asks Service Chiefs To Step Aside
Senator Ndume a member of the All Progressives Congress represents Borno South in the Senate. He is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Nigerian Army.


Despite his concerns about the security situation, Senator Ndume did not call for the dismissal of the service chiefs, neither did he demand that they should step aside.

The call for them to step aside was made following an additional prayer to his motion in the course of deliberations.

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