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Herdsmen Killings: Senate Postpones Summit Till February



File Photo: The Senate during plenary session

The Senate on Thursday postponed its planned national security summit till February due to the recent massacre witnessed in some parts of the country.

Naija News gathered that the summit was initially slated to hold on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

The lawmakers had on Tuesday discussed the killings perpetrated by the marauding herdsmen and other security threats in the country. Therefore, the senate suspended the plenary for two days for stakeholders summit to hold on security challenges bedeviling the country.

However, the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, who is the Chairman of the Senate’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of Security Infrastructure of Nigeria, at the plenary on Thursday, moved a motion for the postponement of the summit which was approved by other lawmakers.

Lawan said, “Our committee met and considered that the time between now and then (next week) is too short for this Senate to organise a very good national summit. The committee needs more time to organise a summit that is worth its name and get a proper outcome.

“Our committee is therefore asking that we rescind our earlier resolution of holding the summit on Wednesday and Thursday next week and postpone it by two weeks, while the exact time will be announced later after we would have arrived at the final arrangement for the time.”

Senate President Bukola Saraki therefore, asked Lawan to communicate the new date for the summit to the chamber as soon as possible.

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