The House of Reps believes Nigeria’s security issues can only be solved if President Buhari declares a state of emergency.
The House reached this resolution after Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, revealed that two local government areas in his state has been overtaken by Boko Haram.
The senate is planning to meet with President on measures to address the worsening security situation.
The lawmakers asked the federal government to recruit more personnel into the military and the police, saying the current capacity “falls far short of the required number to effectively secure the country.”
They also resolved to summon the Service Chiefs, the National Security Adviser, and heads of paramilitary agencies.
Other resolutions reached include: a call on the judiciary to accelerate the prosecution of those awaiting trial due to banditry or terrorism, and a call on the federal government to as a matter of urgency provide relief materials to those affected by the recent attacks across the country.
The lawmakers also urged the president to as a matter of urgency, ensure financial autonomy for local governments to guarantee their functionality to the people.
In addition, the lower chamber mandated all security committees in the House to immediately commence a comprehensive audit of all military and paramilitary assets and arms in our armed services and revert back to the House in four weeks.
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