Insecurity: You must declare state of emergency now, Senate tells Buhari
Following the abduction of 27 students, three staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, in Niger state, Nigeria’s Senate on Wednesday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity.
The lawmakers adopted the resolution following a motion by Senator Mohammed Musa, who said that the bandits stormed the school premises in military uniforms.
Senator Bima Enagi, also from Niger state, declared that Buhari’s regime was incompetent to handle security challenges in the country.
“We need to amend the constitution so that Governors should be chief security officers of their states since the government at the centre has failed to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“The Federal Government is busy giving palliative instead of creating employment, thus aggravating insecurity,” Enagi said.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan lamented the persistent kidnapping of students in the country, noting that the development would reverse the gains made in school enrolment over the years in the North
According to him, parents would no longer yield to persuasion to enroll their wards in schools with the level of insecurity plaguing the area, especially the kidnap of school children.