Concerned about the kidnappings, murders and destruction of property by terrorists across the country, Senate leadership is currently in a marathon session with security chiefs on the issue of security.
Ahead of the behind-closed-doors meeting, Senate President Ahmad Lawan told security chiefs that the level of insecurity is frightening.
According to Lawan, there was no evidence that the huge investment in security was bringing any benefit, as attacks kept occurring, indicating that the country had no security at all.
Lawan made his comments against the backdrop of the terrorists’ siege of the Federal Capital Territory.
The meeting was held at the behest of the Senate leadership as the security problems have assumed a worrisome dimension.
Lawan said, “The current situation is scary as there is no place left to go or hide as the FCT, the seat of government, is now under siege.
“The security problems have crippled the economy and key sectors, especially agriculture, which we say is unfortunate.”
The Senate president, who noted the need for security forces to investigate uncontrolled spaces in rural areas, said things have gotten so bad that Nigeria is no longer attractive to foreign direct investment.
Lawan, who attributed low government revenues to crude oil theft and dwindling revenues, said Nigerians expect a drastic and immediate improvement in the security situation.
Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Lucky Irabor, noting that national security issues must be viewed from a collective perspective, said much has been done and more is being done to improve the country’s security situation.