The Nigerian Senate has summoned service chiefs to appear before it to address the matter of rising insecurity in the country.

This followed an emergency session of the Senate on the first legislative day of the year on Tuesday.

The Senate had gone into the executive session after the leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele raised a motion on behalf of the Senators on the security situation in the country.

After about two hours behind closed doors, the Senate then reconvened and resolved to invite the service chiefs next week, over the spate of insecurity in the country.

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Those invited are the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla.

The Senate also adjourned plenary to February 6 to allow lawmakers to participate in Saturday’s by-elections.

From the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, to Mangu in Plateau State, as well as other parts of the country, kidnappings and killings have been recorded, including the murder of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State — the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Olusola; and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Ogunsola, Channels News reports. The two monarchs were killed when they were returning from a meeting in Irele-Ekiti on Monday.

Opposition voices like Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi have called on the President Bola Tinubu administration to stem the tide of the ugly incidents while the Presidency continues to insist that the President is on top of the situation.