Senate to meet with Executive over Kaduna killings

OrderPaperToday – Senate committees on Police Affairs and Defence will be meeting with the Executive over the ongoing killings in Kaduna state.

In the last few days, there have been communal clashes that resulted in deaths of dozens and imposition of a curfew on the state.

However, in a point of order raised by Senator Suleiman Hukunyi (PDP, Kaduna) on Wednesday, it was argued that the curfew has rather created more openings for continued killings.

Senator Hunkuyi said: “The Senate is worried that locking people in what has been provided by the curfew within their homes and their immediate hamlet, other vices have continued to happen uncontrolled and unabated.”

In Senator Shehu Sani’s contribution, he called on the federal government to intervene in terms of aid to assist those who fell victim to the crisis.

Senator Philip Gyunka believes that the current mayhem is a “calculated attempt”, alleging that the Governor, Nasir El-Rufai “perceived something and that is why he travelled and he quickly ran out. When he came in what has he done? These are issues we need to ask and Nigerians need to know.”

He declared that the Nigerian government owes it to the country to give “findings of the weapons imported and who are those responsible for it and those are being punished it will serve as a deterrent.”

In its prayers, the red chamber urged the relevant security agencies should investigate, the cause of the incident with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice as well as providing permanent measure for stopping such from happening in future.

It was also resolved that the Kaduna state and federal governments to quicken the process on the release of the paramount ruler of the area abducted for over a week.