SENATE CALLS ON SECURITY AGENCIES TO CHECK KILLINGS


The Senate on Wednesday called on security agencies in the country to take adequate steps to bring incessant killing of Nigerians across the country to an end.
The call followed a Point of Order raised by Sen. Joshua Dariye (PDP-Plateau Central) at plenary over the recent killing of Mr. Lazarus Agaie, a first-class traditional ruler in Bokkos, Plateau.
It would be recalled that gunmen killed the 76-year-old Saf Ron-Kulere on Monday on his way to Bokkos after visiting his farm in Sha district in the area.Senate calls on security agencies to check killings
Also killed alongside the monarch were his police orderly, Mr. Sunday Wuyah, his wife and his son, Shagari.
Relying on Order 42, Dariye said that the late traditional ruler was apprehended on his way from farm.
He described the development as worrisome, adding that the rate at which innocent Nigerians were being killed was alarming.
He called for urgent steps by relevant stakeholders to stem the tide.
In his remarks, president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said, “We must put an end to this senseless killing of people returning from their farms.
“Security agencies must get the culprits of this dastardly act. Our hearts go to the government and people of Plateau State.”
The motion was unanimously adopted and the legislators observed a minute silence for the deceased monarch and others who died in the incident.

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