Reps To Summon Buhari Over Killings, Insecurity

Zabarmari: Reps Summon Buhari Over Killings, Insecurity
The Nigerian House of Representatives has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari over the killings and insecurity in the nations.
The decision was taken at today’s plenary session after members debated a motion of urgent public importance on the recent killings of over 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.
The motion, which among other prayers, sought to investigate the killings, was moved by a member representing Jere Federal Constituency, Rep. Satomi Ahmad, and nine other lawmakers from Borno State. “Invite Mr President to come to the House and explain the security situation in the country”, the member representing Damboa/Chibok/Gwoza Federal Constituency, Rep. Ahmad Jaha, amended the motion to read.
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The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila however, appealed that it would be inappropriate to invite the President to disclose the actions being taken towards handling the security situation in the country, saying it is counter-productive. Members of the House opposed his position and this turned into a rowdy debate, leading to a closed door executive session to resolve the matter. The motion was endorsed and passed in a unanimous vote by the House, though, with no specific date yet.

A file photo of President Buhari at the House

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