Members of the House of Representatives have finally invited President Muhammadu Buhari to explain the worsening security situation in Nigeria.
Earlier, the lawmakers had disagreed on the motion to invite the President, following which they went into an executive session.
On reconvening, Borno State lawmaker, Ahmadu Jaha, who had earlier stressed the need for the invitation, which his colleagues from the state had agreed on, was told to move a formal motion for Buhari’s appearance.
The motion, which was duly seconded, was subjected to a voice vote, and received majority support, which confirmed the invitation of President Buhari to the lower chamber of the National Assembly.
No date has however been fixed for his appearance.
Recall that a motion, sponsored by 11 lawmakers from Borno State, had called for this briefing at Tuesday plenary, according to the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, while speaking on the Borno massacre.
He said, “Now is the time to ask difficult questions. We will consider intervention for the people of Zabarmari attacks.”
More than 40 rice farmers had been attacked by Boko Haram terrorists in Zabarmari Village, in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State over the weekend, with the assailants tying up the agricultural workers and slit their throats, according to reports.
Nigerians and the international community had condemned the killing in strong terms, while citizens renewed their call for an overhaul of the security architecture of the country.