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More attacks in Benue as Reps summon Buhari


The House of Representatives on Wednesday invited President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it to explain the actions he had taken to halt killings in the country.

The House members, who debated the incessant killings by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country, said the unending attacks had confirmed that Buhari’s administration had “failed.”

The House asked the President to deploy full military presence in Benue State “within 24 hours to smoke out killer herdsmen for prosecution.”

It also resolved that the killer herdsmen should be declared as “terrorists.”

In addition, members agreed to shut down legislative duties for three days in protest against the unending killings in the country.

The motion to invite Buhari was moved by an All Progressives Congress member from Kano State, Mr. Bashir Baballe.

It was passed in a unanimous voice vote.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, presided over Wednesday’s session.

Baballe said, “We should summon Mr. President, he is the chief security officer of this country.

“What has Mr. President been doing to address all these security challenges? We need to know. I move that we should summon Mr. President.”

He was seconded by another APC member from Yobe State, Mr. Goni Bukar, before the prayer was passed by members.

The lawmakers came to the conclusion after information got to them that 22 more persons had again been massacred in Benue State by herdsmen in Guma and Daudu communities on Wednesday.


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