The Senate has called out President Buhari on Tuesday because of the worsening security situation in the country, stating that under his watch, Nigeria has failed.
The position of the Senate came after an outcry of a motion sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa representing Niger East Senatorial District, revealing that Boko Haram and Bandits have taken a dangerous dimension in Niger State.
He said Boko Haram and bandits have taken over three Local Government Areas and are fully in charge, making the security agents helpless.
He said: “Almost seven years now Niger East Senatorial District of Niger State have come under constant and sustained multiple deadly attacks by heartless, venomous and hydra-headed Boko Haram terrorists.
“They are always heavily armed with assorted sophisticated and dangerous weapons unleashing their horror on our innocent populace.”
“Cognisance that about 42 communities across the two local government areas of Shiroro and Munya Local Government have so far fallen under the Boko Haram control with about 5,000 villagers already displaced in the last three days.
“They have kidnapped many and their wives seized from them and forcefully attached to Boko Haram members.
“Three military camps in Allawa, Bassa, and Zagzaga in the two local government areas have been sacked and some security personnel killed by the insurgents in the last one month of renewed attacks.”
The lawmaker confirmed that in many villages Boko Haram has captured such as Kaure, Alawe, and Magami, they have mounted their flags.
The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu called for drastic measures to be taken in those affected areas to end the insecurity.
“Mr. President, the situation we found ourselves today is not irreversible, but the problem is that we have not been able to take this matter seriously.
“Sri Lanka, Israel, and Colombia went through this and they overcame successfully, so we should not be ashamed to seek the assistance of those countries to help us.
“I think the time has come for Niger State to be completely shut down to protect their citizens and save those who are alive.”
Senator Gabriel Torwua Suswam regretted that on Saturday, some students of the Federal University of Agriculture were kidnapped, while five students from Greenfield University, Kaduna that were kidnapped last week have been killed.
Senators Biodun Olujimi and Danjuma La’ar were unanimous that the approach of tackling insecurity in Nigeria was not good enough.
They maintained that insecurity has reached a level where all arsenals should be rolled out against what is happening in the country.
All the lawmakers who spoke on the motion utterly condemned the inability of the government to change the narrative.
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