The House of Representatives has invited President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in the country following the killing if rice farmers in Borno State.
This was made known at the Tuesday’s plenary session after the member representing Damboa/Chibok/Gwoza Federal Constituency, Rep. Ahmad Jaha, amended the motion to read: “Invite Mr President to come to the House and explain the security situation in the country.”
‘This came after members debated a motion of urgent public importance on the recent killings of over 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.
The motion, which among other prayers, sought to investigate the killings, was moved by a member representing Jere Federal Constituency, Rep. Satomi Ahmad, and nine other lawmakers from Borno State. The lawmakers also urged the President to reorganise the security architecture of the country.
The session, which was presided over by the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, held a brief executive session to deliberate on the decision to invite the President.
The motion was endorsed and passed in a unanimous vote by the House.’
Recall that there has been high insurgency by Boko Haram in the North East and the President through his spokesman Garba Shehu reiterated that the Nigerian Army has been provided with everything to defeat the deadly terrorist.