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President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned his service chiefs for an emergency meeting for later today following the nationwide outrage generated by the rising insecurity in the land.
This emergency meeting is coming less than 48 hours after the Presidential Brigade Guards came under attack by terrorists.
Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed the meeting on Wednesday night during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today which was monitored by Africa Daily News, Newe York.
‘Tomorrow the President has summoned another security meeting with the heads of the security agencies,’ Adesina said.
Africa Daily News, New York had earlier reported that senators from opposition parties issued Buhari a six-week ultimatum to tackle the security challenges bedeviling the country.
The minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda, flanked by other lawmakers at a press briefing today, demanded that Buhari resolves terrorist attacks in the country or be impeached.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators caucus on Wednesday staged a walkout from Chambers in protest against the heightening insecurity in Nigeria.
The minority leader Senator Philip Aduda who was flanked by others at a press briefing, after they walked out of the Chambers in anger, revealed that they have issued President Muhammadu Buhari six weeks to resolve terrorist attacks in the country or face impeachment.
The caucus said the impeachment issue was raised during a two-hour closed-door but the Senate President was unwilling to allow the matter to be tabled at the plenary despite their agreement.
He said, it was necessary for the insecurity to be addressed immediately because, ‘it’s obvious that Abuja, the seat of the Federal government is no longer safe, as you all can see.’
Aduda recalled that various recommendations by the legislature have been made but security challenges have not abated, hence, they were committed to impeaching President Buhari now.