Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Security chiefs finger foreign forces in blasts

6 July 2011

NIGERIA’S security helmsmen yesterday appeared before the Senate at a closed-door session, where they gave several reasons for the apparent ease with which criminals operate in various parts of the country.

They particularly cited lack of enabling laws in the past and some external forces in the activities of some armed gangs as the major reasons for the security agencies’ inability to effectively police the nation.

The meeting was attended by the National Security Adviser, Gen. Owoye Azazi, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Oluseyi Petinrin, and the Director-General of State Security Services (SSS), Ita Ekpeyong.

Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba, who briefed journalists after the parley in the National Assembly, said with the Anti-Terrorism Act now in place, the legal frame-work had been provided for the police and the armed forces to address the critical problems.

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