Breaking: Senate summons President Buhari over Benue killings

Breaking: Senate summons President Buhari over Benue killings

Moved by the killings of two priests and 17 worshipers in a Catholic church in Benue state, the Nigerian Senate has resolved to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to address the legislature on the spate of killings in the country.

However, the senators agreed to hold a joint session with the House of Representatives on the matter.

Going further, the senators expressed their reservations about the competence of security chiefs and the need to declare a state of emergency in the states experiencing security crises, Punch reports.

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Informing the public of its resolution, the upper chamber of the national assembly tweeted:

"Senate resolves to observe a minute’s silence in honour of the dead; The Senate and @HouseNGR should be addressed by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in a joint session on the matter of security; and the Senate ad-hoc committee on security infrastructure summit should expedite actions on the summit resolution they made and should be brought for consideration."

NAIJ.com had reported that worried over the incessant killings in the country, the House of Representatives summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to give reasons for the killings and to brief them on the security situation in the country.

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NAIJ.com noted that the House summoned the president during plenary on Wednesday, April 25. It is no longer news that the country has been experiencing security issue, whereby armed men maim and kill innocent people almost on a daily basis.

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Source: Naija.ng

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