The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, January 29, are focused on the insecurity in the country and the responses it got from both the National Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nation reports that President Buhari on Tuesday, January 28, said he was shocked by the new strength banditry and other forms of insecurity have gathered in the country while saying that he will deal with them.
In the same vein, the federal lawmakers will on Wednesday, January 29, sit to debate the insecurity situation in the country.
The Punch reports that the National Assembly after they came back from their five-week break on Tuesday, January 28, bemoaned the state of insecurity in the nation, saying it is alarmingly high.
The House of Representatives said there must be a proactive measure towards the many killings happening in Plateau, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s members said that the federal government is not responding to the crisis well enough.
ThisDay reports that the president was taken aback by the gruesome activities of insurgent and bandits in the country, lamenting the high rate of the country's insecurity.
He said that the turn Boko Haram activity has taken is not that of religion or ethnicity anymore but that of pure evil deliberately planned against the country.
The president made the statement when he was receiving a delegation of popular citizens from Niger state which was led by Governor Sani Bello, in the state house, Abuja.
The Guardian reports that the president dampened the joy that has been surrounding the inauguration of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as he on Tuesday, January 28, disbanded it.
The move came against the background that the Senate President Ahmed Lawan had earlier on advised that the Senate committee on NDDC to deal with the board when attending to its budget, ranter than the temporary management constituted by the president.
Vanguard reports that in dealing with the insecurity in the nation, the Senate has decided to summon the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to tell the lawmakers the progress that has been made concerning security.
This decision is coming after the federal legislatures gravely lamented how security has worsened in the nation and is nothing to write home about.
While speaking on behalf of other members in the house, the spokesperson of the upper chamber, Benjamin Kalu, said that insecurity in the country is "alarming".
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