The House of Representatives may reach a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to give explanations on the true security situation of the country.
This is the prayer of a motion that went underway on the floor at Tuesday’s plenary, December 1st, 2020.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila made the announcement while making his remarks on the Borno killings.
The motion, sponsored by 11 Borno State lawmakers which came on the heels of the massacre of over 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari village, Jere Local Government near Maiduguri, in Borno State over the week by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The killing which attracted widespread condemnations has however resumed debate on the manner of security machinery that’s currently in place in Nigeria.
In July 2020, the Nigeria Senate asked President Buhari to ask the service chiefs to step aside in a resolution moved by Ali Ndume who was ambushed by suspected bandits in Katsina State, leading to the death of 16 soldiers and 28 others, wounded.
Many Nigerians and various socio-political associations have seen the need for the president to create room for fresh ideas in the fight against terrorism and ravaging insecurity in the country by sacking his service chiefs who he appointed in 2015.