Apparently worried by the level of insecurity in the country, the Senate on Tuesday grilled the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu at its plenary in Abuja, saying the menace must be nipped in the bud as soon as possible.
The IGP who appeared before the Senate was questioned on the insecurity challenges the country is currently facing.
The IGP entered the chambers at 11:25am and started an immediate closed-door session with the senators on the security situation of the country.
He was accompanied by top police brass, and the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.
“Immediately the IGP entered the chamber, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki asked the Clerk of the Senate Nelson Ayewor to clear the house for the session to commence.
“The questioning is to enable the Acting IGP to brief the Senate on how to nip insecurity in the bud, the raging state of insecurity in virtually all parts of the country”, Ripples Nigeria was informed by a liable source who didn’t want his name mentioned.
It was also gathered that the Senators also wants to know what is responsible for the inability of security agencies, especially the police to end the menace.
Meanwhile, the Senate being worried over the level of banditry and increasing cases of kidnapping across the country, had last week requested the acting IGP Muhammad Adamu to appear before it at plenary today.
The Senate queried the IGP to give an explanation on the rising wave of insecurity, banditry and kidnapping in the country, especially in the northern part of the country.
The Senate believed that the IGP’s appearance would enable him touch on very salient and germane issues as regards insecurity, and the spate of banditry and kidnappings with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problems.
It was however, gathered that the Senate took the decision when it condemned in very strong terms, the gruesome killing of a 29-year-old Briton, Faye Mooney and another Nigerian and the abduction of three others on Friday, 19th of April 2019.