The Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhmmaadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency on insecurity affecting the country’s peace.
The Red chamber made this known during Wednesday’s plenary reacting to the kidnap of students and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State by gunmen on Wednesday morning.
This followed a motion on a matter of urgent public importance on the incident by Senator representing Niger East, Mohammed Sani Musa.
The Senate asked the federal government to wake to its responsibility of securing lives and properties of Nigerians.
The lawmakers asked President Buhari to implement the various recommendations of the Senate on how to tackle insecurity.
Senator Bima Enagi, also from Niger State, described the Federal Government as “incompetent” in dealing with the rising insecurity in the country.