The rate of killings in the country has prompted the House of Representatives to give President Muhammadu Buhari 48 hours to make a national broadcast.
The lawmakers, during their plenary on Thursday agreed that President Buhari will address the nation on the recent killings in Benue, Zamfara, Kaduna and other states where people were killed and displaced as a result of attacks by killer herdsmen and armed bandits.

According to Channels Television, they also said the President will explain his administration’s inability to declare the killer herdsmen as terrorists to enable commensurate action taken against them by the armed forces.

It was also agreed that he will explain his selective and ineffective responses to the killings of Nigerians by herdsmen especially when it occur in certain parts of the country like Benue.

They demanded to know the immediate measures taken to address the spate of killings in the country.

They added that should the President fail to do so, they will resolve to the conclusion that his administration is incapable of putting an end to the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians.

The House resolved to constitute an ad-hoc committee to interface with the Presidency regarding the request.

The committee, according to it, will also engage the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, and service chief among others, in a public hearing to find permanent solutions to the killings.

The resolutions were agreed on following a matter of urgent public importance raised by a member from Benue State, Mr Mark Gbillah.

They also called for the establishment of permanent security presence in immediate proximity to affected communities and the provision of a timeline within which the attacks would be curtailed.

See the resolutions reached by the lawmakers below: