The Nigerian Senate President, Mr Ahmed Lawan has expressed his expectation as follow up to freed kidnap victims.
“We expect our Armed Forces to take the fight to the insurgents and bandits,” Lawan said.
The Senate President made the remark on Tuesday following the confirmation of the service chiefs by the lawmakers during plenary.
Insecurity: We Expect The Military to Go After Bandits, Insurgents – Lawan
The Senate had confirmed Major General Lucky Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff, and Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff.
Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo and Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao were also confirmed as the Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff respectively.
During the plenary, Lawan commended the new appointees, noting there were many calls for the replacement of the former service chiefs and the President had done that.
The Senate President thanked the former service chief for doing their best and told their successors that Nigerians expect so much from them.
He then called for inter-agency and cooperation among the security agencies and asked the Nigerian Army and Air Force to take the lead in the fight against crime.
“We are in a very serious situation. The security situation must be improved, and the buck is now going to stop on their table as far as operations are concerned.
“We in the Senate will continue to support our Armed Forces in whatever way is possible. With this, I wish them all the success and we promise them and indeed Nigerians that we will support them in whatever way that it’s possible,” he said.
The Senate confirmed the service chiefs’ appointment following the report of the Senate committee, presented to the lawmakers by Senator Aliyu Wamako.