Reps to summon Buhari over security situation in the Country

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The House Representatives has passed a resolution to invite President Muhammadu to brief the house on the true state the situation in the country.

The decision to summon President was taken at Tuesday’s plenary when the House considered a motion moved by members from Borno State on the recent massacre 43 rice farmers in the state by insurgents.

The debate had earlier turned rowdy after the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila appealed that it would be inappropriate to invite the president to disclose the actions being taken towards handling the situation in the country. The Speaker described it as counter-productive.

Some members the House were opposed to the speaker’s and this turned into a rowdy debate.

The House then went into an executive session to resolve the matter.

After the executive session which was held closed doors, the House resumed and Representative Ahmed Jaha who is of the sponsors moved an amendment to invite the President to brief on the situation in the country.

His amendment was seconded and unanimously adopted.

No date was however announced for the invitation.

Zabarmari Massacre
43 farmers were killed on Saturday morning around Marrabati and Hammayya villages, near Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State by terrorists while on their way to their farms.

The farmers were waylaid on their way to their rice farms which they were harvesting before the surprise attack happened.

Some farmers were also taken away by the insurgents.

The State Governor Babagana Zulum during the of the farmers on Sunday morning lamented that “it is disheartening that than 40 were slaughtered while they were working in their farmlands,” and also expressed condolence.

The governor later on Monday gave recommendations to the on how to win the war against the terrorists. He noted that engaging mercenaries, as well as the immediate recruitment of into the military to boost its strength, will go a long way to defeat the insurgents.

President Muhammadu condoled the victims and their .

In a tweet, on Monday, President Buhari said he has given a ‘marching order’ to the to the fight to the insurgents, not on a -off, but on a continuous basis until “we root out the terrorists.”

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