The senate says it suspects external influence in the new wave of insecurity that has swept across the nation these past few days.
The senate which was just resuming from a short break immediately after convening went into a closed door session which lasted over three hours.
Coming out of the closed door session to give a progress report, Senate President David Mark said the essence of the closed door session was in the interest of the whole nation.
“The senate met in a closed session and we talked issues of national interest, issues that borders on the insecurity situation in the country, and we took very robust resolutions that would ensure that the insecurity in the country does not continue.”
While briefing newsmen later, senate’s spokesman Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe said there were indications of external influence on the state of insecurity in the country, and expressed the readiness of the senate to meet with the president as some of the recommendations taken on the matter.
“The senate agreed that this was merely an attempt to pitch Nigerians against each other and the senate urges Nigerians not to fall for this odious attempt. Senate also notes that there may be some foreign dimension to this, and the senate acknowledges that we must put our house in order.”