Senators on Wednesday threatened to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and the country at large.
The angry senators, who are in the opposition, gave the President a six-week ultimatum to address the security crisis or face impeachment proceedings.
Opposition senators issued the ultimatum on Wednesday as fears over insecurity in Abuja worsened with the government ordering schools to shut to prevent attacks by terrorists.
The Presidency in a statement by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the action of the opposition senators as babyish, advising them to put their time to a better use.
The nation’s capital had been gripped by fear following the attack by suspected terrorists on the elite Presidential Guards Brigade by gunmen along the Bwari-Kubwa road on Sunday in which a captain, lieutenant and six soldiers were killed. Three others were injured in The personnel were on their way to the Bwari campus of the Nigeria Law School which had received a threat when they were ambushed.
Following this development, the security forces Tuesday deployed troops and policemen in strategic locations in the FCT, including helicopters and drones.
Also on Tuesday night, there were reports of sporadic shootings at Dantata Bridge, Airport road and Ministers’ Hill, Maitama, sparking panic among residents.