There was uproar in the House of Representatives on Tuesday as the house passed a resolution to summon President Mohammadu Buhari over the rate insecurity in the country.
What informed their decision to pass the resolution was due to the gruesome murder of several farmers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno during the weekend.
The resolution was reached following the adoption of a motion titled: “Urgent Need to condemn and investigate the insane killing of unarmed Farmers in Jere Local Government of Borno State.”
Before the resolution was reached, uproar erupted as the lawmakers were sharply divided during the debate.
The lead sponsor, Ahmed Satomi said he was “Disturbed that some of the victims were labourers from other States of the Federation who had travelled to work on the rice farm fields in Borno State.
“Worried that the exact number of people killed in the incident is not yet known as over 44 dead bodies were recovered buried, all of them slaughtered, along with six others with serious injuries and many more residents are reported missing.
“Recognize that at the funeral of the victims on Sunday 29th November 2020 the governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, statted that “Our people are in very difficult situations, they are in two different extreme conditions: in one side, [if] they stay at home, they may be killed by hunger and starvation; on the other, they go out to their farmlands and risk getting killed by the insurgents.
“More worried by the inability of the Military and Security Forces in averting the continued wanton killings by Book Haram insurgents, bandits, and terrorists in the North East and across the country.
“Aware that President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the senseless killing of several hard-working farmers by terrorists as the entire country is hurt by the dastard.
“Also aware of the urgent need for the President and Commander of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reorganize the security architecture of the country to end insurgency in the North East, banditry, and all acts of terrorism across the nation”.