- Plenary has been adjourned by the Nigerian Senate
- The Senate adjourned to mourn the death of House of Reps member, Muhammadu Gawo
- With this, the Senate will resume on Wednesday, January 29
The Nigeria Senate has adjourned plenary to mourn the death of a House of Reps member, Muhammadu Gawo.
Gawo who represented Garki/Babura Federal Constituency of Jigawa state, reportedly died in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on December 31.
Specifically, the Senate adjourned their sitting to Wednesday, January 29, Premium Times reports.
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Senate announced it would exclusively dedicate Wednesday, January 29, to debate the worsening security situation across the country.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan disclosed this after a closed-door session of the Senate on Tuesday.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that 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.”
Also recall that 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.
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