Zabarmari killings: House of Reps summons President Buhari

Zabarmari killings: House of Reps summons President Buhari

- The House of Representatives has reacted to the recent killings in the Zabarmari area of Borno state

- The lawmakers called on the federal government to secure the lives of Nigerians

- The House is demanding answers over insecurity in the country

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been summoned by the House of Representatives over the recent killing of 43 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno state.

The summons was issued on Tuesday, December 1, shortly after the House deliberated on a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by Satomi Ahmed.

Zabarmari killings: House of Reps summons President Buhari
The House of Reps is concerned over the insecurity in Nigeria. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Gbajabiamila
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The motion called for an investigation into the incident that has drawn widespread condemnation across the country.

The lawmakers also urged the president to reorganise the security architecture of the country.

Before the summons was adopted by the House, the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who presided over the session, held a brief executive session to deliberate on the decision to invite the president.

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After the meeting, the motion was endorsed and passed in a unanimous vote by the House.

Earlier, reported that the House of Representatives was thrown into a rowdy session during deliberation on a motion to invite the president for questioning over rising insecurity in the country.

Some pro-Buhari lawmakers who were opposed to the motion kicked against the idea. The rowdiness in the house prompted the speaker to call for a brief executive session to deliberate on the motion.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has suggested that the federal government should compensate the people of Zabarmari for the destruction of their farms and the murder of their beloved.

Femi Gbajabiamila made the suggestion on Tuesday, December 1, when condemning the killing of rice farmers in Borno state.

He expressed grief over the casualties, adding that Nigerians in the northeast region continue to be the first victims of a brutal insurgency.

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Gbajabiamila questioned why the huge funds spent on fighting insurgency was not yielding positive feedback.

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