- A serious call has been made to President Buhari by Nigeria's legislative body on security
- Lawmakers of the green chamber has asked the Nigerian leader to declare a state of emergency on security
- The House of Representatives made this call on Tuesday, April 27
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President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to immediately declare a state of emergency on security in Nigeria.
The is one of the resolutions of the House of Representative on Tuesday, April 27.
Moreover, lawmakers in the House urged the federal government to recruit more persons into the nation's military and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
Meanwhile, Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had said that the state of Nigeria's insecurity was actually worse than the civil war of 1967-1970.
Adeyemi who represents the Kogi West Senatorial district made this remark during his submission at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.
The lawmaker went as far as saying that the federal government cannot pretend that it can handle the situation which, in his opinion, is the worst instability in the history of the country.
With a tone of sadness, the senator said:
"It has come to a time when we cannot but speak the truth, irrespective of sentiments we may share.
"Today, Mr. President, all of us are being threatened, our families, our nation, our friends...there comes a time when talk will be talk itself. There comes a time when truth becomes like a torchlight in the midst of silence, so you are forced to talk."
Recall also that the United States had been urged to consider relocating the headquarters of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation. Legit.ng gathered that the appeal was made by President Buhari on Tuesday during a virtual meeting with US secretary of state, Anthony Blinken.