Benue Killlings: Senate Orders Police IG To Produce Murderous Herdsmen In 14 Days

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The Nigerian Senate has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to produce the herdsmen who killed over 70 persons in Benue recently within 14 days.

The order followed an extended plenary on Tuesday where senators debated herdsmen killings across the country for six hours while considering the report of a committee which visited Benue last week to assess the level of damage.

The senators considered and adopted the report by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of Security Infrastructure of Nigeria led by Majority Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan.

While debating the report, Senators Barnabas Gemade, Ike Ekweremadu, Shehu Sani, Dino Melaye, David Mark and Sam Anyanwu warned against politicising the matter and demanded a review of the security infrastructure of the country to better protect every citizen.

The Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki said the police boss must act on the resolution of the upper chamber.

He also called on the Federal Government to take drastic actions to address the issue, describing it as a breakdown of the security apparatus of the country.

Saraki, who commiserated with the people of Benue state on the sad occurrence, thanked the Ahmed Lawan-led committee for giving senators a good picture of the situation in the state.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier ordered Idris to relocate to the state to help arrest the situation and bring about lasting peace in the area.

The resolution was also presented to President Buhari by the Senate leadership led by Saraki in a meeting which commenced at 8.30pm on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa.

 

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