The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, February 17 has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity in the country.

This call was made by the senators while reacting to the abduction of staff and students of Government Science College in Kagara, Niger state in the early hours of today, February 17.

Part of the resolution of the Senate during plenary includes;

i. Condemn in very strong terms the attack on Government Science School, Kagara, Niger State.

ii. Urge the President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to as a matter of urgency, declare a State of Emergency on insecurity in Nigeria

iii. Urge the President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to consider and implement the recommendations of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Nigeria’s security challenges dated March 17, 2020 and Senate’s resolution therefore as a holistic response to the mounting security challenges across the country.”