The Nigerian Senate has on Tuesday asked the nation’s service chiefs to resign following the killings of soldiers fighting insurgency and banditry in some parts of the north.

The resolution follows a motion by Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south and chairman of the Senate committee on the army.

Ndume in the motion said he is worried over the alleged voluntary retirement of over 200 officers from the Nigerian army.

Senate President Ahmed Lawal also accused the army of not doing enough to secure the country, while asking the senate joint committee on security to find out why the officer resigned.

The service chiefs who are all due for retirement, have been retained by President Buhari in spite of calls for their sack.