Disturbed by the spate of insecurity across the country, the Senate leadership is meeting with all the Service Chiefs.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan before the meeting told security chiefs that the level of insecurity was frightening.
Lawan said, there was nothing to show that the huge investments in security was yielding any result, given that the spate of attacks have become very recurrent cases, an indication that the nation does not have security at all.
Lawan’s remark was against the backdrop of the terrorists’ siege to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with serious casualties.
The meeting was at the instance of the Senate leadership in view of the more worrisome dimension, security challenges have turned.
Lawan said, “The current situation is now frightening as there is nowhere to go and nowhere to hide as the FCT, the seat of government, is now under siege.
“The security concerns have crippled the economy and key sectors, notably Agriculture, describing it as unfortunate.”
Lawan, who noted that there was a need for security agents to look into ungoverned spaces in the rural areas, said that it has become so bad that Nigeria is no longer attractive to foreign direct investment.
He attributed the low national revenue to crude oil theft and dwindling revenue are key areas of concern to Nigerians, and said that the expectation is to begin to see drastic, immediate improvement in the security situation.
On his part, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor who noted that issues of National Security must be considered from a collective perspective, saying that a lot has happened and more was being done to improve the security situation in the country.