INSECURITY: Reps Set To Invite Buhari over Borno Massacre

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has come to say that Nigeria is a country that is very difficult to govern. The septuagenarian lamented that no matter how hard he tries, some people would still find faults in his government. Adding that as a leader, he has to accept the challenges of leadership and learn to live by them. The president made this known while fielding questions from reporters after receiving some of his aides and close friends who visited him at the presidential villa in Abuja in commemoration of his 77th birthday. “I think I come to accept the realities of leadership in Nigeria, you can only try, it is a terrific country, no matter what you do, there are people on daily basis that look for your faults and go to the press, so you have to learn to live by that,” he said.

INSECURITY: Reps Set To Invite Buhari over Borno Massacre.

On Tuesday, the Federal House of Representatives is debating on inviting President Muhammadu Buhari to explain to lawmakers Nigeria’s true security situation.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila made this known while making his remarks on the Borno killings.

If you recall Boko Haram Terrorist group on Saturday beheaded 43 farmers in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, and the Borno State capital.

Zambarmari is located in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.

The bodies of the slain farmers whose throats were slit were on Sunday morning buried in a brief ceremony led by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State.

However, the United Nations in a report released on Sunday stated that over 110 farmers were actually killed and not the 43 reported in the media.

But a spokesperson of the Nigeria military, Major-General John Enenche, dismissed the reports of the US, insisted that the Army and locals only counted 43 bodies after the attack.

Nigeria is currently grappling with insecurity with reports of Kidnapping and killings. This has led to renewed calls on President Buhari to rejig the nation’s security architecture.

The motion, which was sponsored by 11 lawmakers most of whom are from Borno State, led to the House calling for the umpteenth time the sack of the Service Chiefs.

Gbajabiamila in his remarks said that “Now, is the time to ask difficult questions. We will consider intervention for the people of Zarbamari attacks”.

The House is to debate on the invitation to the president.

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