Reps Summon As Benue Herdsmen Attacks Killings Continue Plus Other Headlines Today

Reps Summon As Benue Herdsmen Attacks Killings Continue Plus Other Headlines Today
  • PublishedApril 26, 2018

The House of Representatives has resolved to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to brief them on the security situation of the country as rampaging killer herdsmen renew attacks on communities in Benue State and other parts of the Nigerian federation.

The House members, who debated the incessant killings by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country, said the unending attacks had confirmed that Buhari’s administration had “failed.” The House asked the President to deploy full military presence in Benue State “within 24 hours to smoke out killer herdsmen for prosecution.”

It also resolved that the killer herdsmen should be declared as “terrorists.” In addition, members agreed to shut down legislative duties for three days in protest against the unending killings in the country.

The lawmakers came to the conclusion after information got to them that 22 more persons had again been massacred in Benue State by herdsmen in Guma and Daudu communities on Wednesday.

This was barely 24 hours after 19 worshippers, including two Catholic priests, were gunned down during an early morning funeral Mass in the Ayar Mbalom, Gwer-East Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

The Papers Under Review Made the Story the crux of their frontpage stories today.

The PUNCH: More Attacks in Benue as Reps Summon Buhari as CAN directs Christians to hold protests Sunday

TRIBUNE: Endless Killings; Reps Summon Buhari, another 14 killed in Benue

THE NATION: Outrage as gunmen kill 13 more in Benue Village as Reps to summon Buhari, Knocks for service Chiefs, CAN Calls for protests

NEW TELEGRAPH: Fear Tension, Deaths with the riders Again, Herdsmen kill 43 farmers in Benue, 7 IDPs in Nasarawa, Reps summon Buhari, suspend plenary over killings

DAILY SUN: As killings Escalate Nationwide……Reps Blow Hot, summon Buhari, Threaten to shut down National Assembly

VANGUARD: Benue; Another 39 killed; Reps Suspend sitting in protest with the rider Ask President to declare all killer-herdsmen as terrorists, Pass Vote of no confidence on all service chiefs, security advisers.

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