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Killings: Senate Summons Security, Service Chiefs, Customs Boss, Others

Politicians responsible for proliferation of illegal firearms—Sen Shehu
UN condemns Birnin Gwari attack
Air Force Alpha Jet kills scores of Boko Haram terrorists
By Kingsley Omonobi & Henry Umoru
WORRIED by the escalation in killings across the country, due largely to the proliferation of dangerous firearms, the Senate has summoned the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, National Security Adviser, NSA, Major- General Mohammed Monguno (retd) and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai to appear before it and come up with ways to check the bloodletting.
Also summoned to appear before the Senate were the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe, Chief of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar Sadique, Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, Director General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Alhaji Lawal Daura, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ali (retd) and his Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS counterpart, Mohammed Babandede.
Meanwhile, senator, Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has accused politicians of being behind the proliferation of illegal firearms across the nation. UN condemns Birnin Gwari attack This came as the United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned in strong terms, the attack on Birnin-Gwari village in Kaduna State, where scores of persons were killed and dozens others injured as well as property, destroyed.Click to continue reading

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