The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has decried the rising spate of insecurity in Nigeria, warning that the country is under attack.
Lawan, who spoke on Wednesday during a summit organised by the House’ Special Committee on Security chaired by the speaker, commended security operatives for doing their best to arrest the situation.
Lawan said, “I want to say here that Nigeria is at a crossroads today. The very essence of the existence of this country is under serious threat.
“I believe that these are threats not only to those areas but the entire nation. And our Armed Forces are doing their best. I must commend our Armed Forces and other security agencies for doing so much with the little we are able to give them.”
Present at the event were the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila; and Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.
Also in attendance were the service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Irabor; Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao – Chief of Air staff.
The late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plan of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Ben Ahanotu.