The Nigeria Senate yesterday, after their resumption went straight to work, and the result was a six point resolutions on Benue Killings. Aside the Senate attending to other burning national issues such as insecurity, they made the Benue massacre by alleged herdsmen as their major topic of discussion at the first day of plenary.
The Senate deliberated generally on the unfortunate incident, while condemning the killings in Benue and other parts of Nigeria, the members came up with a resolution they feel will nip the senseless killing in the bud. The Senators agreed to the following resolutions:
*Give the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force 14-days to investigate and arrest the perpetrators of the killings in Benue State and other parts of the nation;
*Direct the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to urgently empower its officers to enforce documentation protocols, quarantine animals and livestock movement at our borders;
*Mandate the Senate’s Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of Nigeria’s Security Infrastructure to carry out a thorough reconsideration of the creation of state and/or community police and report back to the Senate;
*Urge the Federal Government to review and revamp the security infrastructure of the Nation;
*Urge the Federal Government to ensure that those living in IDP camps are properly taken care of; and
*Convene a National Security Summit to address strengthening the domestic security of the nation.
Additionally, I was mandated by my colleagues to convey our recommendations to the Executive, which I did last night in a meeting with Mr.