Reps divided over motion to summon Buhari on #ZambarmariMassacre, Insecurity
The House of Representative on Tuesday, passed a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the House, to explain the current security situation in Nigeria.
The decision was reached following a motion raised to investigate brutal murder of more than 43 farmers in Zambarmari village of Borno state by Hon. Satomi Ahmed and House members from Borno state. Following a closed door session, the House resolved to invite Buhari for questioning, although no date was given for the invitation to the President to appear before the House.
The motion also sought to declare a state of emergency in Nigeria’s security sector in order to allow the Federal Government and the Service Chiefs’ to strategise in the fight against insurgency plaguing the country. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, disagreed about inviting Buhari due to the nature of the situation.
He called for calm due to the nature of the matter at hand and the protocols involved in security situations. He said, the issue requires sensitivity, as any information spilled can have dire consequences in the fight against insurgency.
The speaker has earlier in the Tuesday plenary condemned the Killing of the farmers in Borno, calling for improved funding for the armed forces as well as compensation for the families of the victims.