Senate President Ahmad Lawan has stated that political intervention is the solution to ending the Fulani herdsmen crisis and activities of bandits/kidnapping in the country.
Lawan made this known in a speech delivered on Tuesday during plenary to welcome lawmakers back from the Christmas/New Year recess, according to a statement on Tuesday.
He called on political leaders to get involved to help end the security crisis rocking the nation, adding that leaders in the country need to unite against criminality.
The Senate president also urged the leaders to resist the antics of divisive elements bent on instigating inter-ethnic tensions across the country.
Ahmad Lawan appealed to Nigerians for calm in view of the recent inter-tribal agitations and conflicts in some states in the South-West part of the country.
He said: “Distinguished Colleagues, the very recent emergence of inter-ethnic and inter–tribal conflicts in some parts of our country is worrisome. The Senate calls for calm. The situation also calls for leadership at all levels of government.
“Leaders must unite to fight and defeat criminality in the Country. Leaders must also unite to fight any divisive and centrifugal sentiments, and tendencies
“Political leaders are problem solvers. As parliamentarians, we should search for possible legislations to address the issues that tend to create tensions amongst our people.
“We are going to consult and partner with all arms and tiers of governments, in our quest to finding lasting solutions to these ugly developments.”