- Federal lawmakers have called for all hands to be on deck over the rise in attacks
- Members of House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to invite service chiefs over insecurity in some states
- The lawmakers also lamented that despite military operations across the country, the spate of banditry has aggravated
As insecurity continues to pose threats to the peaceful existence of Nigeria, the House of Representatives has decided to subject the service chiefs to an inquiry.
During a plenary on Thursday, June 4, the federal lawmakers at the lower chambers raised eyebrows against the security potholes and rise in attacks in some states.
They resolved that the atrocities committed by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists grossly betrayed the efforts and commitment of the federal government towards the security of the country.
Legit.ng recalls that over a couple of weeks, there has been a run of attacks in Kaduna and Sokoto in which hundreds of people were gruesomely killed by men suspected to be bandits and insurgents.
Many villages were brought down to ruins while properties and farms were destroyed as local residents ran for safety while attackers descended on vulnerable communities with a dangerous weapon.
Speaking against the unfortunate incidents, the lawmakers submitted to also invite the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, and the Department of State Services (DSS) director-general, Yusuf Magaji Bichi.
For hours, the lawmakers bemoaned the recent violence in the country and posited that the service chiefs have run out of idea and should resign.
Ahmed Idris Wase, the deputy speaker, lamented that despite coordinated military operations across the country, the spate of banditry has worsened.
According to him, over 500 primary schools and 2,000 communities have been destroyed across the country by armed criminals, while residents of states like Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara Kaduna, Katsina live in unrest.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the move to get capital punishment for sexual violence was hit by a massive setback as the House of Representatives rejected castration as a penalty for rapists.
The lower chamber made its stance against castration known during a plenary on Thursday, June 4, amid nation-wide demand by Nigerians for heavy sentence for sexual violence.
Debating on the rampant cases of sexual violence in Nigeria, the federal lawmakers attributed weak institutions, poor enforcement, poverty and unacceptable social practices as some of the factors fuelling violence against women.