The Senate on Wednesday, charged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity in Nigeria.
Source gathered that the call was made in response to the abduction of several Students and Staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, in Niger State.
It was learnt that the lawmakers adopted the resolution following a motion by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa (Niger East, APC)
Musa said the terrorists who abducted their victims, stormed the school premises in military uniforms.
He said that the actual number of students abducted was not yet known but that the school had over 1000 students.
Senator Bima Enagi, also from Niger State, declared that Buhari’s regime was incompetent to handle security challenges in the country.
He said, “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.”
Speaking, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan lamented the persistent kidnapping of Students in the country.
Lawan said the frequent abduction of Students would reverse the gains made in school enrolment over the years in the North, adding that Parents would no longer yield to persuasion to enrol their wards in schools with the level of insecurity plaguing the area especially the kidnap of school children.