Senate tells Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity
The Nigerian Senate has on Wednesday made it clear to President Muhammadu Buhari of the need to declare a state of emergency on insecurity in Nigeria.
This Senate request was in response to the abduction of students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State.
The resolution was adopted by the lawmakers following a motion by the Niger East Senator, Mohammed Sani Musa.
In his reaction, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan lamented the persistent kidnapping of students in the country.
According to Lawan, the frequent abduction of students would reverse the gains made in school enrolment over the years in the North.
He said parents would no longer yield to persuasion to enrol their wards in school with the level of insecurity plaguing the area especially the kidnap of school children.
Suspected bandits had abducted students and staff of Government Science College in Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
The act resulted in Buhari ordering for dispatch of security operatives to Minna, Niger State over the abduction of students in the state.
The armed forces and men of the Nigeria Police Force are involved in the dispatch to rescue the students and staff members abducted.