The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno (retd), has briefed the Senate in a closed-door session on the proliferation of dangerous firearms, spate of killings by terrorists and kidnappings across the country.
The Senate had invited the heads of security agencies following a motion sponsored by Senator Suleiman Hunkunyi which was adopted by the upper legislative chambers.
Those invited to were: the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff, Inspector-General of Police, Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Director-General of the Department of State Services, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service.
However, only the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, were physically present the last time; others sent representatives.
It was, however, learnt that the NSA wrote the Senate, regretting his failure to appear on the first day of the invitation while asking for a fresh appointment to come personally and brief the lawmakers.
Details of the closed door meeting between the Senate and Monguno has not yet emerged.