Killings: Monguno briefs Senate in a closed session

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Minguno (rtd), is currently briefing the Senate in a closed session on the proliferation of dangerous firearms, spate of killings by terrorists and kidnapping by hoodlums across the country.

The Senate had earlier invited the heads of security and some paramilitary agencies following a motion sponsored by Senator Suleiman Hunkunyi on the above subject matter, which was adopted by the Red Chamber three weeks ago.

Those invited to brief the Chamber were: the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff, Inspector-General of Police, Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Director-General of the Department of State Services, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service.

However, only the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, were physically present; others sent representatives.

But it was learnt that the NSA wrote the Senate, regretting his failure to appear on the first day of the invitation while asking for a fresh appointment to come personally and brief the lawmakers.

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