The Senate has resolved that the Chairmen of the committees on Intelligence and Defence should meet with the heads of security agencies following the execution of an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Hauwa Leman, by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.
Leman’s execution followed a similar killing of Saifura Ahmed, another humanitarian worker who was abducted by the dreaded sect in March.
A point of order raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, during plenary on Tuesday, lamented the increased killings by insurgents and urged the committees to meet with the security chiefs urgently.
Senator Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi) in his contribution, noted that the matter is beyond ‘standing up and giving one minute silence to the victims’.
“This is a time to invite the police. It’s either these policemen are on tramadol or other cheap drugs. That is the only explanation why Nigerians will be killed in cold blood. The life of one Nigerian is too important to be toiled with.”
Melaye asked that a drug audit is carried out on members of the Nigerian Police Force while calling for the invitation of the Inspector General of Police on the reason insecurity still persists in the country.