By; IYOKPO J. EGBODO, Abuja
The House of Representatives has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to respond to some security issues, especially as they relate to the continued killings across the country.
The House which observed a minute silence in honour of the victims, also passed a vote of no confidence on the nation’s security chiefs, urging the President to immediately remove the incumbent chiefs, and replaced them with men with fresher ideas.
The House resolved further to suspend its regular plenary for three legislative days in solidarity with the Nigerians who are mourning the loss of their loved ones, and in “protest of the alarming rate of bloodshed across the country”, as the days are expected to be determined by the leadership.
The House has also urged the President to declare all unknown herdsmen as terrorists, and also to ensure that known herdsmen are resisted.
These came following a motion on matters of urgent public importance, by Hon. Mark Gbillah, who lamented the recent invasion of a community in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, by suspected soldiers who reportedly burnt houses and killed some, as well as Tuesday’s reported killing of two Catholic priests and 16 other worshippers during an early morning mass in Mbalom community of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.
During debate on the motion, members expressed serious concerns over the incessant killings have continued been unabated, and spreading across the nation.