Some members of the House of Representatives have voiced their displeasure with the country’s insecurity and have asked for harsh actions, including the resignation of those in charge of the country’s security.
The calls came after two motions on areas of pressing public concern were presented in plenary on Wednesday.
Yusuf Gagdi (APC, Plateau) and John Dyegh (PDP, Benue) introduced the resolutions in response to the recent killings of persons in their areas by suspected terrorists.
The assaults were premeditated, according to Gagdi, because there were early warnings about which security authorities were notified, but nothing was done to prevent them.
Houses and businesses have been destroyed or burned down, according to him, and over 3000 people have been relocated from the impacted areas.
As a result, he has called for extreme measures and for those in charge of security to be held accountable for failing to safeguard the lives of Nigerians, as is their constitutional obligation.
Similarly, while submitting his motion, John Dyegh stated that between Monday and Tuesday AM, 19 individuals were slain in two localities.
He went on to say that the assaults are getting more regular, which might exacerbate the already difficult situation in Benue.
Benjamin Ben Mzondu (PDP, Benue), a co-sponsor of the resolution, stated that the government has failed to safeguard the people of Benue State, adding that everyone appointed or elected in the state has run out of options and is weary of weeping.
Nigeria has failed, according to Lynda Ikpeazu (PDP, Anambra), who also stated that the security issue must be handled and that the money stops at the president’s desk.
“I don’t think there is a week that goes by when you don’t hear about terrorist attacks and lives lost,” she remarked. These kinds of activities have actually grown commonplace in Nigeria. So, what are we going to do about it?
“I don’t believe the problem is a lack of laws because the government creates them.” Because Mr. President is the executive’s head, the ball now comes to a halt on his table. Unfortunately, our security people are really well trained, so we do not lack that.
“Does this imply that they are unmotivated?” Isn’t it true that they’re not well-equipped? That these terrorists have more sophisticated weapons than they do? So, what exactly is the issue?
“We’ve seen occasions where intelligence was passed on to security services, yet terrorists nevertheless managed to defeat the Nigerian people.” This is a failing state, Mr. Speaker. Nigeria is currently a failing state. What options do we have? Nigeria has been declared a failed state. It is a failing state in which you are unable to safeguard your citizens.”
Usman Bello Kumo (APC, Gombe) demanded that the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. General Babagana Monguno, resign for failing to perform their jobs.
He was perplexed as to why the President kept the National Security Adviser despite his continuing failure to improve the security situation.
In his remarks, Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase, who presided over the plenary, bemoaned the fact that attacks continue to be carried out and lives are lost despite clear intelligence and resolutions, such as the one presented to the president after the security summit on the insecurity plaguing Nigeria.