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Senate Tasks Service Chiefs on Kidnapping, Oil Theft

The Senate on Monday urged the newly appointed service chiefs to stop the escalating insurgency, kidnapping, oil theft and pipelines vandalization in the country.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Army, Senator George Sekibo, spoke shortly before the Senate Joint Committee on Defence and Army, Navy and Air Force went into a closed-door session for the screening of the newly appointed service chiefs in Abuja.
Sekibo representing rivers east senatorial district warned that the menace of lawlessness and impunity across the country could lead to the disintegration of the country if not nipped in the bud.
He noted that the screening of the nominees was not about their academic qualification but their “competence in strategic military operations.”
South-South region is a major economic breach with resultant reductions in national earnings from the oil and gas sector and this must be stopped.”

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