The Senate on Tuesday, January 28, announced it will exclusively dedicate Wednesday, January 29, to debate the worsening security situation across the country.
The president to the Senate, Ahmad Lawan disclosed this after a closed-door session of the Senate on Tuesday.
Lawan said that the Senate also resolved to prioritise the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Power sector reforms to provide energy to Nigeria, agricultural enhancement across Nigeria, Electoral Act Amendment Bill and legislation to boost solid minerals development.
The Senate president had on Monday, January 27, bemoaned the deteriorating security situation in the country, even as he called for the complete overhaul of the nation’s security apparatus.
Lawan who made the comment during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja expressed concern over the current security situation in the country.
He said: “Presently, the story is not good. In many areas, we have so much happening that is destabilizing our communities and killing of people.
“Apparently, the system has not been working efficiently and effectively and we have to do something. This time around, there should not be buck-passing, we have to be forthright. We have to say it as it is and we have to do it as it is required.”
Legit.ng notes that there are reports of worsening security challenges in the country, ranging from renewed Boko Haram attacks to banditry, kidnapping and other criminalities.
Recently, the senator representing Niger East senatorial district, Mohammed Sani Musa, raised alarm over the incessant killings of his constituents by bandits in the last few weeks.
Media reports from the area indicate massive attacks on communities in Shiroro, Rafi and Munya local government areas of Niger state in recent days.
In a statement he signed, the lawmaker described as unfortunate the fresh attacks in the area on Tuesday, January 14 which left two persons, including a village head dead while over 30 persons were abducted.
Similarly, suspected herdsmen on Sunday evening, January 26, reportedly killed 14 people in Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state.
Former speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Titus Ayuba Alams confirmed the news of the attack on Monday morning, January 27.
“My village, Kwatas was attacked on Sunday evening between 6pm to 7pm by suspected herdsmen and14 persons were killed in the village market square,” he said.
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