Declare state of emergency on security, Senate tells Buhari

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By Oriri Richard

The Senate, on Wednesday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, declare a state of emergency on security.

The upper house made the call following a point of order by Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East) on the abduction of students and staff of the Government Science Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State in the early hours of Wednesday.

Musa said the terrorist who whisked their victims away were allegedly dressed in military uniforms.

He frowned at the persistent mayhem by bandits and kidnappers in the nation without any tangible effort on the side of government.

Senator Bima Enagi, also from Niger State, declared that the Buhari administration was incompetent to handle security challenges in the country.

“We need to amend the constitution so that governors should be chief security officers of their states since the government at the centre had failed to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians,” he said.

“The Federal Government is busy giving palliative instead of creating employment, thus aggravating insecurity.”

Ruling on the motion, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, condemned the ongoing security challenges ravaging Nigeria and directed the president to immediately declare a state of emergency on security.

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