The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the Senate would not rest until the security challenges in the country are surmounted.
He stated that the Senate has discussed and debated much about insecurity in the country and have setup an Ad hoc committee which is expected to submit its report for deliberations next week.
According to Lawan, “The committee is working very hard. We are trying to look for solutions to the insecurity bedeviling the country.
“This is the essence of our being in government and of course, it would require that we work with the House of Representatives, the Executive as well as citizens.”
The President of the Senate added that the government will not waste any time but look into the report and take valuable resolutions and of course, engage the Executive arm of government.
He noted that the citizens need to be taken into confidence in the fight against insecurity.
Meanwhile, Senator Aishatu Ahmed of Adamawa Central in her lead debate said the Garkida attack had “religious connotation.”
She said: “I am worried that the Garkida crisis which has led to the destruction of lives and property was planned by the insurgents to have a religious connotation considering that churches and residences of some prominent indigenes were burnt, an act aimed at destroying the foundation of peaceful co-existence among Garkida community and Adamawa State as a whole.”
She noted that as a result of the attack, properties worth millions of naira were burnt or destroyed including: public hospital, schools, telecommunication facilities, police station, buses, cars, food stores, private property belonging to the good people of Garkida.
The lawmaker, therefore, called on the Federal Government to take a more drastic action against the insurgents.