Reps Resolve To Summon Buhari Over Benue Killings

Reps Resolve To Summon Buhari Over Benue Killings

Reps Resolve To Summon Buhari Over Benue Killings

Baballe moved, "We should summon Mr. President, he is the chief security officer of this country".

The House also chose to suspend its plenary sessions for 3 days to enable it fully appraise the security situation at hand.

The president pleaded with the legislators to accommodate the $496 million expenditure as supplementary input to the country's 2018 Appropriation Bill, drawing the attention of the lawmakers to ongoing security emergencies in Nigeria. We need to know.

In his letter to the parliament on Tuesday, President Buhari said the approval for Nigeria to take delivery of the war-planes was finally granted by the USA government, but with a deadline within which part payment must be made, otherwise, the contract would lapse.

He was seconded by another APC member from Yobe State, Mr. Goni Bukar, before the prayer was passed by members.

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The motion was unanimously adopted after it was put to a voice vote by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

The lawmakers came to the conclusion after information filtered to them that 22 more persons had been massacred in Benue State by herdsmen in Guma and Daudu communities again on Wednesday morning.

The Benue State government has confirmed eleven people killed in a fresh crisis that rocked the state capital, Makurdi.

According to him, army personnel deployed from the 72 Army battalion in Makurdi to quell the incessant murder in Gwer East, Gwer West and several other Local Govermemt Areas (LGAs) by armed herdsmen took the law into their hands in a blatant display of brigandage and criminality and attacked Naka town in retaliation for the alleged murder of one of their colleagues.

Rilwanu Adamu, the adviser to the Benue governor Samuel Ortom on Islamic affairs, said the attack happened in the state capital, Makurdi, and that it was targeted at ethnic Hausa traders.

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