Benue killings: Senate to summon police I.G over 14 days ultimatum
Senator Joshua Lidani while citing order 43, spoke of the Senate’s ultimatum to the IGP to arrest those involved in the Benue killings within 14days. He observed that since the IGP had not arrested anybody nor reported back to the Senate, the committee on Police should summon the IGP and report back to the Senate on Tuesday.
Senate President Bukola Saraki while reacting to the observation said beyond issuing ultimatums, the issues on security of the lives and properties of Nigerians must be taken seriously.
“We passed the ultimatum because there was great concern by some of us. Such resolutions from this chamber must be taken seriously. I think this goes beyond issuing ultimatum, the issues on security must be taken seriously.
“The Senate committee on Police and Intelligence should summon the IG to be able to make an explanation to us on where we are with the 2 weeks ultimatum and the two committees should report to us by Tuesday the exact situation we are,” he ordered.
In the words of the senate president;”We must make it very clear to the security agencies that those kinds of ultimatums cannot be taken lightly. People think we are just going to sweep this under the carpet, the answer is NO. We are not going to stop until people are made accountable.
”Even as the President said in his letter, he has told the IGP to ensure speedy prosecution and I hope that the IGP takes this seriously because definitely this is a matter that affects the whole country and something needs to be done. We will make sure that happens.”