Killings: Senate summons Buhari as herdsmen attack another Benue church

The Senate,  yesterday, concurred with the House of Representatives when it summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before a joint session of the National Assembly to address it on the spate of killings in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari with Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar This came on a day suspected herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday, again, invaded African Church, Mbamondo Ukemberagya in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, killing seven persons, who were taking refuge in the church after being displaced by the raging herdsmen crisis in the area.

The Senate resolution was upon the outpouring of emotions at the latest killings in Benue State in the last three days. Responding to the resolution yesterday, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said it was democracy in action and that the President would respond to the summons officially.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who presided at the session, said the Senate leadership would meet with its House counterpart to fix an appropriate date and time for the President to appear and intimate the National Assembly on the security challenges in the country, even as a minute silence was observed by the Senate in honour of the dead yesterday.

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