NASS Set To Summon Security Chiefs Over Killings In Benue, Other states

16 January 2018 National News News

An ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives is to summon Security Chiefs over the spate of killings in Benue state and other parts of the country.

This is the resolution of two motions on the need for the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency on security in the country sponsored by member representing Akoko south west east federal constituency of ondo state Gabriel Kolawole and member representing Makurdi Guma federal constituency of Benue state Dickson Tarkighir.

Leading the debate at plenary the lawmakers who were aggrieved by the spate of wanton killings and destruction of properties in parts of the country, said Nigeria was sitting on a keg of gunpowder if the situation was not addressed.

Most of the lawmakers who contributed to the debate identified ranching as the most reasonable solution to this lingering crisis.

The committee is also expected to hold public stakeholders hearing to ascertain the causes of the attacks and proffer lasting solutions.

Correspondent Aisha Adesanya. reports that the committee which would also look into the ECOWAS Treaty and Protocols on Freedom of Movement in the sub Sahara is expected to report back to the House within 4 weeks for further legislative input.

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