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Irked by the gruesome murder of over 150 persons in bandits’ attack on 23 villages in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi local government areas of Plateau State, the Senate on Saturday summoned the heads of security agencies to appear before her.

The Senate said due to the coordinated nature of the massacre by the marauding bandits, it showed that there was failure of security intelligence.

The Senate in a motion moved by Senator Diket Plang (APC, Plateau) during Saturday’s plenary, invited the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Director-General of State Security Services, National Security Adviser, Director General of Nigeria Intelligence Agency and Inspector General of Police over the killings.

The security chiefs are to brief the Senate on the gruesome killings in Plateau State to enable the parliament take further action.

Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi), who chairs the Northern Senators’ Forum, described the attack as unprecedented

The attacks, which also left hundreds of people injured and property destroyed, were said to have occurred from Saturday night to the early hours of Monday.


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