So, Police IG Idris Can’t Read Or Write! By Erasmus Ikhide

NIGERIA is in for collateral crisis of unimaginable proportion if the video clips of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris tweaking in the social media is to be believed. The video clips depicted where IG struggled and laboured to read from a prepared speech in vain, even with the help of an aide in an audience in Kano State at a forum set aside to address the insecurity in the country. Nigerians can now understand why I wrote earlier that the IG Ibrahim Idris is deaf and dumb.

Kano State for Ibrahim Idris represents land of fortune and disgrace. It was alleged that Mr. Idris owned his sudden promotion from Commissioner of Police to Inspector-General of Police as a result of manipulation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 100% electoral victory in that state in 2015, where none of the registered voters either traveled or died!

It was alleged at the time that the fall out from the Kano 100% of two million votes for President Buhari which didn’t go down well with the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) late Alhaji Munkaila Abdullahi who was roasted in his official residence along with his wife and two daughters was at the heart of Mr. Idris’s compensation for a job copiously executed.

Some neighbours, who declined to be named then for fear they might be harassed by the police, said the fire was strange, and suggested the police should not consider the incident an ordinary one.

But Mr. Idris — being the Commissioner of Police, dismissed the allegation then as untrue: “today (yesterday) at about 4.30am, the policemen on guard duty at the official residence of the Kano Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Munkaila Abdullahi located at 2 Sir Kashim Road observed a fire emanating from split air conditioners in the sitting room“.

What was not in doubt was that the official residence of the late REC is 500 meters away from Government House and 10 meters away from the heavily fortified security checkpoint in front of the official residence of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in Zone 1, Alhaji Tambari Yabo.

One incontrovertible fact was that Mr. Ibrahim Idris swiftly promoted from his Commissioner of Police position to an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and then appointed IGP, an inordinate process that costs twelve brilliant AIGs their jobs.

This is not the first time IG Idris would be exhibiting stark illiteracy. Mr. Idris’s sterility came to the fore at the Senate confirmation section in 2016 where his hollowness was exposed as a man whose appointment was meant to pay back previous good done to the appointing authority.

Strictly speaking — on that occasion — Mr. Idris brought the Bachelors degree in Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Maiduguri into disrepute, altogether.

As a product of quota system, Nigerians are not sure that the IG of Police couldn’t read from a prepared speech or directly engage the audience. It’s the wickedness of the northern Nigerian political leadership who deliberately, disgracefully and, of course criminally lowered and destroyed the standard of education in a bid to hold the country down.

The problem of educational backwardness in northern Nigeria goes to the core of acceptance of stupidity both by the leaders and the denizens who conspired to lower the mark for them to pass exams in a competitive society where everyone operates on the same plain. This is the time every Nigerian and the global community should rise up and admonish fraudulent northern political leaders and charge them to stop thinking that something is wrong with the intellect of the northern child or their learning ability.

The northern youths should know that anybody who tell them they are not good enough is not doing them a favour. Anybody who tells you that you do not have the capacity to be the best that you can, isn’t doing you a favour. But the travesty is when a government deliberately conscripts misfits like IG Ibrahim Idris into high public offices.   The point that must be made is that the northern kids are intelligent and smart God’s creatures who have been terribly shortchanged by their heartless psychopathic leadership who are gradually becoming victims of their own wickedness, now seeking outsiders’ help.

The northern political elites shouldn’t think they’re doing the northern children any favour by lowering the standard of education. Rather, they’re creating educational mess in their part of the world so that those kids should not have hope so as to use them as a ready army for political proposes.

It’s pertinent President Buhari’s administration has to step up to the plague of inferiority which debases the northern child to the point of saying I can not learn or do the right thing as a result of my sub-humanity. The second-hand education or absence of it manifested when none of the kidnapped Dapchi secondary school girls in Yobe State could not communicate or write in English language! More tragic is the fact that 90% of the 12 million Nigerian children of school age who are roaming the streets and bushes according to UNESCO statistics are from the north.

The failure of northern political leaders to borrow a leaf from Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s model of legislation which criminalizes begging, street trading and 10-year imprisonment of parents who allowed their kids to roam about at school hours is at the heart of the crisis. Without that, northern Nigeria will continue to contribute Boko Haram militias, terrorist Fulani herders and functional illiterates like IG Ibrahim Idris to the Nigerian union who cannot communicate in public.

The failure of the Nigerian union is the inability or (sheer) selfishness of our leaders — past and present — to evolve a country where every part or section of the society can take care of itself. The APC and President Buhari government can easily redeem the system by making education compulsory at all levels and by ensuring that illiterates like IG Ibrahim Idris have no business in holding public offices.

Offa Bank Robbery: IGP Orders Deployment of 3 Units of Police Mobile Force to Kwara

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the deployment of three units of Police Mobile Force, high-powered police investigation team and Armoured Personnel Carriers to Kwara.

The Force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said anti-robbery equipment and 10 crew members were also deployed to the state.

Moshood said three additional PMF units were also deployed to Taraba to prevent further attacks in Donga and Bali local government areas by gunmen.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that armed robbers attacked five commercial banks in Offa, Kwara State on Thursday, killing 30 persons.

He said that the units, which had arrived Kwara State, would cover Offa and its environs as well as other vulnerable points in the state.

The spokesman added that the Police teams would carry out intelligence gathering and raids on identified criminal and other flash points in the states.

He said that the team deployed to Kwara, working in partnership with the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department in the state had arrested eight suspects connected with the bank robbery.

The Force spokesman said the unit deployed to Taraba would cover Donga, Bali, Lau, Gassol, Karim Lamido Local Government Areas and other flash points in the state.

Moshood said that the team had also arrested 12 suspects directly responsible for the recent killings in Donga and Bali Local Government Areas.

He said that items recovered from the suspects were: seven AK 47 rifles, four locally made revolver pistols and 30 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.

Others were seven operational vehicles used by the armed robbers and assailants in the two incidents.

Moshood called on the residents of the states to be calm, support the Police and promptly report suspicious acts or persons to the nearest police detachment or station for prompt action. (NAN)

More Rifles and Ammunition Recovered from Nasarawa

Asides the 56 Rifles and 300 Ammunitions recovered in Taraba State following the instruction of the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, The Nasarawa State Police Command has said it had recovered about 35 arms and 222 live ammunition across the 13 local government areas and 18 development councils of the state.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Bello Ahmed, made the announcement at a briefing with journalists at the Command’s headquarters in Lafia, the capital.

He revealed that among the arms recovered were two Ak-47, one Ak-49 assault rifles, one SMG rifle, one Auto six, one English-made pistol, two Dane guns and 27 locally-fabricated guns.

Also recovered, according to the police boss, were 197 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, 18 rounds of .9mm live ammunition and seven cartridges.

He said, “Detectives have been given rules of engagement with a view to achieving this all important directive of the police high command in the larger public interest and that citizens will sleep with their two eyes closed and go about their lawful businesses.

“We have carefully and strategically mapped out the state with a view of identifying and raiding suspected black spots and criminal havens.”

He, however, explained that the Command was able to recover all the arms and live ammunition at various locations in the state following a tip-off.

The police boss, who confirmed that scores of suspects were arrested for allegedly being in possession of illegal firearms, said the exercise was ongoing.

56 Rifles, 300 Ammunition Recovered in Taraba State

The police in Taraba State on Friday said they had so far recovered 56 rifles and 300 live ammunition in the state, following the directive by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, that all prohibited firearms be mopped up from unauthorized persons.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Akinremi, disclosed this while parading some suspects at the command headquarters in Jalingo.

Akinremi told journalists that the command, upon receipt of the IGP directive, constituted a task force headed by DCP Operations, Faleye Olaleye, who swung into action, leading to the arrest and recovery of the arms and ammunition.

He said, “A good number of people responded and surrendered their weapons. However, some criminally-minded persons are still holding back their arms after the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum for people to surrender their weapons.

“Following intensive surveillance, our men arrested a Fulani man, Umar Abu, from Karim Lamido Local Government Area with one AK-47 rifle with nine rounds of ammunition.

“Other weapons recovered from others include one G3 rifle, two K2 rifles, three LAR riffles, two pump-action rifles, two double-barrelled rifles, 13 single-barrelled rifles, 28 locally made pistols and 300 live ammunition,” he said.

The commissioner said the task force, acting on intelligence, raided a criminal hideout along the Maimolo-Yerima Road in Bali Local Government Area and arrested six suspects believed to be bandits terrorising the area.

Akinremi explained that the mop-up exercise was still ongoing and would continue until all illegally-acquired firearms in the hands of individuals were recovered.

Leah will be Freed Today- Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, said the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, will be freed today from the Boko Haram captivity.

Idris spoke with newsmen when he visited the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

‘Obviously, I am aware and that is what we are just discussing. I am supposed to go to Dapchi today but because of the girl, I learnt she may be released.

“It is a sort of understanding that we do not create much security situation and I move with a helicopter. By the time I fly there, they might think I break and that was why I postponed the visit to Dapchi,” he said.

Idris disclosed that he had directed the deployment of four mobile police men and female personnel in each of the schools in the northeast to assist in providing protection of the students and teachers.

He said that he embarked on the assessment tour of the northeast to appraise the situation to forestall the reoccurrence of the Dapchi incident.

“I have visited the schools to assess our deployment to the schools; I am here now to visit the military and I spoke to all my officers in the three commands, to encourage them to have a greater synergy with the military and other security agencies.

“I believe with this we are going to have enhanced security to all communities in the northeast region”.

Idris noted that there was significant improvement of the security situation in the region, adding that credit should go to the military and other security agencies.

Also, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, described the visit as part of mutual working relationship, adding the military and police were working as a team to facilitate successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign.

Nicholas said that the military in collaboration with the police had re-opened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki Highway, stressing that there was effective synergy between the military and police in the theatre of operation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Idris had visited police formations, schools and liberated communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States in the past two days.

Police Plan To Establish Ordinance Training School in Maiduguri

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday disclosed that the Police plan to establish an Explosive Ordinance Training School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to train more personnel to address life-threatening issues relating to explosive ordinance handling and safe detonations.
Idris disclosed this during an emergency visit to Borno, one of the states facing Boko Haram insurgency for about nine years.

The IGP also pledged that schools in the northeast are to have four policemen each to protect students’ and pupils’ lives.

He gave the assurance during his visit to Government College and Yerwa Government Girls College, both in Maiduguri.

“The idea of establishing this school was to overcome the challenges of explosive ordinance handling and safe detonations in the frontlines of counter-insurgency and terrorism operations in the northeast.

“The school is to groom more personnel to deal with issues relating to explosive ordinances handling, within and outside the country,” he said.

While addressing Police officers and men in the state, Idris said the Force was also rebuilding and re-equipping the Police Mobile Training School at Limankara village in Gwoza Council and had already deployed additional sniffer dogs to assist the men protecting the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and the Muna-Garage area, which had faced incessant suicide bomb attacks.

The Police chief commended the dedication and loyalty of the policemen and urged them to do more for the security and harmony in Borno and the northeast region.

The state Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, listed some of the problems facing the command to include accommodation and transit camps for personnel on transfer and special duty and inadequate work equipment and allowances of the policemen.

On how to secure schools, he said: “Adequate deployment of policemen has been made for schools, IDPs camps and other vulnerable locations across the state.”

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Assuring the Police determination to end the spate of kidnappings in the region, he said:
“Yerwa Government Girls College, which has a higher students’ population, now has 10 policemen to protect lives and property.”

He explained that five female and five male officers, whose details of attachments and postings would be made public, are to be posted to the Girls College.

He appealed to both students and managers of the schools to cooperate with the policemen attached to their schools by reporting all suspicious characters for immediate action.

Idris warned: “All of you should shun all social vices and be law-abiding to avoid jeopardising students’ future.”

He also donated 20 bags of rice and a cow to the students of Government College.

Principals of Government College, Abba Gana, and Government Girls College, Bintu Abakura, commended the Police chief for the visit to assess security in Borno schools.

They assured him of their support by reporting all suspicious cases to the Police for prompt action save lives and property.

Arewa Youths Charge Buhari To Resist Temptation To Sack IGP

Members of the Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, yesterday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to resist the temptation to sack the IGP saying that many were envious of Ibrihim Idris’s achievement in such a short time and will therefore look for any way possible to tarnish his image.

This was revealed in a statement by its National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima to newsmen in Kaduna.

According to the statement the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, did not spend more than 24 hours in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, when he was ordered to relocate to the state.

The statement reads in part; “It has come to our notice that certain vested interests in the country are after the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for selfish reasons.

“We wonder why those trying to set President Buhari against the IGP pretend that there is a difference between Makurdi and Benue. “

 

Ibrahim Idris Has No Right To Direct Us- Benue, Taraba And Ekiti Govs

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had, last week, advised state Governors to establish cattle ranches before implementing anti-grazing laws to avert conflict between farmers and herdsmen.

The Governors of Benue, Ekiti, and Taraba states, which are currently implementing anti-grazing laws in their states, have said the IG, has no right to direct them on how to make the legislation work.

Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue); Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti) and Darius Ishaku (Taraba) asked Idris to implement the law instead of giving them lectures on how to pacify the herdsmen.

Ekiti won’t provide ranches for herdsmen – Fayose

Fayose, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, specifically said the IG had no power to order state governors around.

He also said the IG was under an obligation to obey and ensure compliance with laws made by any state’s House of Assembly.

The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, insisted that the state would not heed the advice of the police chief.

He said, “The Inspector-General of Police has no choice than to obey the laws made by any state. It is the duty of the police to enforce the law. Cattle rearing is regarded as a private business and it is not the duty of the governors to provide land for the herders.

“The real cattle owners are rich people who can afford land; they are not the nomads you see following cattle from the North to the South.”

Our pilot scheme ranches not to pacify herders – Ishiaku

Speaking in a similar vein, the Taraba State governor maintained that his anti-grazing law was not the cause of the killings being perpetrated by the herdsmen in the state.

Rather, he said the law remained one of the solutions to end the unwarranted massacre of law-abiding people in the state.

Ishaku, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, said the law in Taraba State was promulgated to put a stop to incessant attacks and killings by the herders.

He said, “We have already enacted a law, but we are still prepared to listen to any good idea that brings about peace and mutual understanding among stakeholders.”

Bello explained that the state government was planning a pilot scheme on the creation of ranches to demonstrate that the global practice was also achievable in the country.

Go and challenge our law in court, Ortom tells IG

Similarly, the Benue State governor, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Lawrence Onoja Jr., challenged Idris to approach the court if he was not comfortable with the implementation of the law.

Onoja said, “Ibrahim Idris’ directive to state governors to establish ranches before operating grazing laws is totally against the Nigerian constitution and the act that established the Nigeria Police.

“It is not his duty and he does not have power to direct governors. The police are not to interpret the law but to enforce it. Therefore, it is not for the IG to determine whether a law is right or wrong. It is the duty of the judiciary to interpret laws. If a law is passed and the IG feels it is not good enough, the best thing to do is to challenge the law in the court for interpretation”.

The commissioner maintained that ranching remained a lucrative private business and that it would be wrong for anyone to advocate that government should establish ranches for herdsmen or whoever that is venturing into such a business.

(Punch)

Ibrahim Idris Says Police Is Ready For Coming Elections

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said the police are ready for the 2019 general election. This he revealed in Lagos on Thursday after the public presentation of his book titled: Security and Justice: The pathway for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria.

The book which has 292-page and 18 chapters respectively proffers solutions to violence, corruption and other societal menace.

The elections are scheduled to hold in February and March 2019.

“We have the men and we have the materials (logistics) to carry out our duties successfully before, during and after the elections,” he said.

He also said that the police have curtailed the recent challenges of herdsmen/ farmers cashes in Benue State. However, he stressed that there was need for justice and reconciliation to ensure meaningful development.

“The challenges we are having with these herdsmen have gone down. In Benue, we have 15 units on ground and I have been monitoring their successes.

“I was in Benue and we have been having stakeholders’ meetings and we have been discussing.

“Based on that, people have been coming openly to state their problems and it is through this that we can understand each other and reconcile our differences,” Mr. Idris said

“The role of traditional rulers in this reconciliation process cannot be over-emphasised because most of them have the ears of their people. When you have political disagreement in these communities, these traditional rulers are handy,” he added.

Mr. Idris said proceeds from the book sales would be used to fund the Security and Justice Initiative, a foundation being established for the promotion of peace, security and reconciliation in Nigeria.

“I have watched with troubled heart the security challenges confronting this country. The challenges of Boko Haram in the North East, kidnappings and armed robberies, cattle rustling and militancy in virtually all parts of Nigeria.

“The farmers/herders clashes, assassination for various reasons, conflicts among the divergent communities, which often take dangerous dimensions and occur along the fault lines of ethnic, religious, regional and political differences.

“These challenges if not properly managed at the pace we are going, coupled with inflammatory and inciting statements will tear this country apart and drag us into unending crises.

“It is my conviction that when there is security, justice, peace and reconciliation in any nation, civil strife will be avoided. The civil war of 1967 to 1970 perhaps turned out as the first major and catostrophic crisis in the record of our national experience.

“This civil war occurred based on perceived ethnic and political differences and a feeling of injustice,” Mr. Idris said.

 

Senate Summons Ibrahim Idris Over 14-Day Ultimatum

The Senate has resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to apprehend perpetrators of the Benue killings.

Recall that the Senate had upon resumption of plenary this year, given the IGP a 14-day ultimatum to arrest and investigate those responsible for the killing of 73 residents in Benue state.

A lawmaker, Joshua Lidani (APC, Gombe), reminded his colleagues that actions in respect to that resolution have still not been effected.

“The Senate clearly resolved that the Inspector-General of Police be given two weeks to which he should identify and arrest all those who perpetrated the killings in Benue.

“This resolution was passed and was transmitted to the IGP but to the best of my knowledge no arrest has been made and no information has been brought to the senate as regards the resolution,” he said.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, expressed disappointment at the IGP, while re-emphasising that the integrity of the Senate must be respected, adding that those kinds of ultimatums cannot be taken lightly.

He therefore mandated the Senate Committees on Police and Intelligence to summon the IGP.

“Summon the IG to come before you by tomorrow to make an explanation on where we are on this two-week ultimatum. These two committees should report to us by Tuesday on where we are.

“If by Tuesday we are not happy with their report we can take a decision to summon the IG. If they think we are just going to sweep this thing under the carpet the answer is definitely no.

“We are not going to stop until people are made to account for their responsibilities – like the President said in his letter, he has told the IG to ensure speedy prosecution and we are not seeing that. The IG knows that he needs to take this seriously,” he said.

 

Benue Killings: Senate Gives IGP 14 Days Ultimatum To Produce Perpetrators

A 14 days ultimatum has been given by the Senate to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to produce the perpetrators of the Benue Killings.

The report was presented by Chairman of the Committee on the Review of the Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Lawan during plenary on Tuesday.

This position was sequel to the consideration of a report of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria.

The committee had on Friday last week, visited Benue to ascertain the level of killings in the state.

He said the recommendations of the committee included re-examining, revamping and reinventing the nation’s security architecture and infrastructure in order to ensure that no community or entity was left unsecured and unsafe.

Lawan who is also the Senate Leader said other recommendations are for the Senate to convene as a matter of utmost urgency a national security summit.

He said the committee recommended that government should examine the recurring violence and mayhem visited rural communities before they become an existential threat to national cohesion and national survival.

“The Federal Government should examine the deployment of security personnel in our rural communities and borders to ensure that no one gets in or out of the country without proper documentation and regular surveillance.

“The Federal Government should ensure full compliance with the letter and spirit of the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of persons, cattle and goods with a view to ensuring that it is administered strictly to preserve the interests, safety and security of Nigeria and its people.

“The Federal Government should immediately re-examine the current deployment of security forces, particularly the Police, DSS and Civil Defence Corp, etc. in order to strengthen their presence in the rural areas,” he said.

He said government should beef up and re-strategise its deployment of security intelligence capabilities with a view to obtaining actionable intelligence about impending attacks and plots in order to forestall and prevent the recurrence of rural violence and inter-ethnic conflagrations.

“The Federal and Benue State Government should ensure that all those living in IDP camps are properly catered for and the burnt infrastructure in their communities are properly rebuilt to enable the people return and resume their normal lives.

“The government through the Ministry of Agriculture should as a matter of urgency convene a special National Council on Agriculture meeting to deliberate on the development and modernization of Nigeria’s livestock and dairy industry.”

In an additional prayer Sen. Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT) said the President of the Senate should meet with President Muhammadu Buhari with the recommendations for immediate implementation to douse the tension in the country.

The prayer was supported by Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano)

In his contribution, the Deputy President of the Senate,Mr Ike Ekweremadu said “the killings that is going on in Nigeria are assuming an alarming proportion and very disturbing.”

He said as a responsible parliament, the senate must rise to the situation by saying “enough is enough”.

“I don’t expect us to sit down here and not do anything. Nigerians expect us not only to say something but do something.

“I believe that the recommendations of the Senate Leader would be of great help in addressing these problems.

“Nigerians are not only worried but the international community are also worried.”

He, however, stressed the need for social contract which hinged on security and welfare of the citizenry.

Similarly, Sen. David Mark (PDP-Benue South) said this was a national issue.

“There are immediate solutions and long term solutions to the problem. Creation of cattle colonies, devolution of power and state police those are long term solutions because we cannot do that first thing tomorrow.

“Presently, there is no intelligence transmission between the herders, villages and the government or if there is, government is not proactive, government is not acting on intelligence.

“Nigeria is not the country with the largest cattle in the world. There are modern ways of doing things and we must grow with time. We cannot be operating on archaic system.”

On his part, Sen. Shehu Sani(APC-Kaduna) said cautioned against viewing the crisis from religious and ethnic perspective adding “if you are faced with a crisis and you use ethnic or religious lenses to view at it, you will see a religious, ethnic or sectional image.

“This is not the time for diplomacy and courtesy. This is the time to provide leadership for a nation that is in national emergency and national distress,” Sani said.

He said there must be a clear distinction between armed herdsmen who must be confronted frontally and Fulani cattle rearers.

Also speaking, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP-Abia) attributed the killings to lack of jobs in the country.

He urged the Federal Government to pass the Peace Corps bill into law for intelligence gathering at the grassroots.

In his remarks, President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki noted that the Senate’s debate on the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue and other states had shown that it was not religious-based.

“It was a breakdown of law and order in that part of the country.

“I commend my Distinguished Colleagues for their sincerity and patriotism during this debate. This killing is also a wake up call for all of us to put all hands on deck to address this crisis.

“We want to see immediate action. One point raised here today is the issue of justice. Without justice we cannot see unity and that justice stands as one of our recommendations.

“In the next 14 days, the Inspector General of Police must find the perpetrators, arrest them, and the Attorney General of Benue State must prosecute them. That is the minimum requirement and it must happen,” he said.

“Our resolution is that some of our discussions here need to be conveyed to Mr. President. We appreciate his actions for calling us and giving us a brief on what has happened. Hence, we owe it to him to tell him what we have discussed and the seriousness with which we have taken the issue.

“It is a wake up call for him and it is a wake up call for us. It is a wake–up call for this government. We must address the issue of security. We cannot continue to allow this violence to keep going on from one state to another. Therefore, something needs to be done,” Saraki said.