Herdsmen Attacks: You lack ideas to end killings, Senator Misau tells Buhari’s advisers
The Senate on Thursday resolved to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session with the House of Representatives over killings in Benue State.
Mr Buhari is to brief the lawmakers on the recent upsurge of violence in the north-central state and others across the country.
The summon followed deliberation on a motion on “Continued Killings in Benue State” sponsored by George Akume (APC-Benue North-West).
The House of Representatives had earlier on Wednesday resolved to summon Mr Buhari over the spate of killings in Benue State and other parts of the country.
The decision in the House was unanimously adopted by an overwhelming majority of members after a Kano lawmaker, Baballe Bashir (APC), moved for the amendment of a motion moved by Mark Gbilah (APC, Benue).
PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday reported how suspected herdsmen killed about 19 persons including two priests in a church in Ukpor-Mbalom, a community in Gwer West Local Government Area.
Terver Akase, a spokesperson to Governor Samuel Ortom, said the attackers also burnt 50 houses and sacked the entire community.
The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi later confirmed two of its priests, Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers, were killed in the attack.
The attack came barely a week after the murder of 10 persons by suspected herdsmen in the same area, which has been one of the major scenes of carnage since January 1.
A few days earlier, Nigerian soldiers had stormed Naka town in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state and set dozens of houses on fire.
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