6 Resolutions Of The Senate On Kaduna Killings
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday adopted six resolutions on the killings in Kaduna State.
Kaduna killings topped plenary deliberations after a petition was put before the Senate by Senator Sulaiman Hunkuyi.
Senator Hunkuyi cited Orders 42 & 52 and said there were so many hoodlums carrying out these acts that now need proper tackling.
After he spoke extensively on the matter, other senators added their voices to the demands that he made.
"We Senators cannot close our eyes to this,” Senator Kurfi added.
For Senator Shehu Sani who recently left the APC, the situation was one that brings deep concern.
"It is necessary that community and religious leaders come together and discuss solutions,” Senator Sani stressed.
Senator Danjuma La'ah while contributing to the matter accused the Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Nasir El-Rufai of not doing enough, insisting that he contributed to the crisis.
"Life is given by God and there is no reason why it should be taken by man.
"We cannot continue to just observe this, something must be done,” Senator Danjuma Laah.For Senator Ahmad Abubakar, "our security agencies must be alive to their responsibilities".
Still on what security agencies should do, Senator Philip Gyunka said the time had come for security agencies in Nigeria to apply intelligence in dealing with the crisis and he believes that will save the day.
“We are not applying our intelligence to detect the roots of these issues.
"We keep hearing of weapons being imported, who are those importing those weapons and why are they being imported?
"The security agencies should be invited to answer these questions,” he insisted. After all the Senators that contributed to the matter spoke, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, stressed the need for a review of the security situation in Nigeria.
"A lot of colleagues that spoke on the issue highlighted the fact that the perpetrators keep the same pattern, and that people are not held accountable or punished. "It is the responsibility of this chamber to find a date where we will review the security situation in the country regarding peace and conflict resolutions.
"As a Senate, we need to come together and discuss this in a manner that is non-partisan, where we can speak and review.
And in doing that, the committees of defence, police, and security agencies should be able to prepare & give us their own observation and their views so that we can find a solution.
"Let us bring together the Chairmen of the important committees and have a session in the executive session to put forward some of our observations.
"We will discuss some of the things we feel need to happen and the implementation of those conclusions at those summits.
"At the end of the day, it will still come down to the executive arm of government,” Senator Saraki stressed.
After the issue had been thoroughly deliberated on, the Senate adopted six resolutions.
1. They are to pay a special condolence visit to the Governor and people of Kaduna State, particularly Kasuwan Magani and other affected areas.
2. The will make an urgent call to the Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government and quicken the process of the release of the paramount ruler, Maiwada Galadima, who was abducted last week.
3. Observe a minute silence for the repose of souls lost in the crisis.
4. Urge NEMA to step in and assist those who have been affected, especially those who have to go out on a daily basis to survive.
5. They are to also urge relevant security agencies to investigate the cause of the incident and ensure that perpetrators to justice.
6. Commend security agencies for the prompt manner in which they responded to the matter without allowing the situation to get out of hand.
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