One week after a marathon meeting with leaders of Nigeria’s security architecture, the House of Representatives, yesterday, lamented the rising spate of insecurity in several parts of the country especially Benue, Taraba and Plateau states.
Members of the House took turns to criticise the action and inaction of the regime led by the President Muhammadu Buhari restating their earlier call for a declaration of emergency on security.
While some called for the sacking or resignation of the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.) and the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd.), others called for the shutdown of the National Assembly, partly blaming the federal parliament for not doing enough in its oversight of the Executive arm.
The leadership of the House and security committees had on Tuesday last week met with security chiefs over the growing insecurity in Nigeria, especially on the recent attacks on the Kaduna International Airport and an Abuja-Kaduna train.
The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, lasted over four hours.
However, the lawmakers returned to the chamber twenty fours hours after to lament the incessant killings and abductions by terrorists across the country.
Chairman of the House Committee on Navy, Yusuf Gagdi, moved a motion of urgent public importance titled ‘Terrorist Attacks on Kanam and Wase Communities of Plateau State,’ while Messrs Bem Mzondu and John Dyegh moved a separate motion of urgent public importance on killings in Benue State.