Extension of emergency rule: Senate summons Service Chiefs, IGP, NSA, DSS

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BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU
ABUJA – THE Senate, Wednesday invited the Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, IGP to appear today (Thursday) to brief the Red Chamber on the security situation in the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe where state of emergency was imposed before commencing debates on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for extension of the emergency rule.

Also to appear before the senate are the National Security Adviser, Minister of Defence and the Minister of Police Affair.

President Jonathan had on Tuesday sought the approval of the Senate to extend the state of emergency imposed on the three states of North East, alleging that the security situation in the states had not improved.

While differing debate on the motion, the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba who was to move the motion for the extension of the emergency rule urged members to allow the item be stepped down in the order paper till another legislative session.

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