As insecurity in Nigeria continues to worsen, the Senate has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security without further delay.
The upper house of parliament made the call following a point of order by Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East), on the abduction of students and staff of the Government Science Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State on Wednesday by armed gunmen.
According to Senator Musa, the gunmen, suspected to be bandits, were dressed in military uniforms.
He said the actual number of students abducted was not known but that the school had over 1000 students.
The Senate recommended the implementation of its ad hoc resolution on security and urged the combined team of military and police to set up an operation to destroy criminal camps across the country.
Senator Bima Enagi, also from Niger State, added that the Buhari government is incompetent to handle security challenges in the country.
He said, “We need to amend the constitution so that governors should be chief security officers of their states since the government at the centre had failed to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“The Federal Government is busy giving palliative instead of creating employment, thus aggravating insecurity.