Benue Killings: Buhari Meet Senate Leadership
The leadership of the on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday to brief the President on the decisions and resolutions of the Senate on the Benue Killings.
The delegation which was led by the Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, also had as part of the delegation the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the Senate majority leader Sen. Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan.
Others are the the Senate minority leader Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, minority whip Senator Philip Aduda Taminu,
While Speaking with newsmen at the end of the meeting, The Senate President, Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said the Senate leadership was at the Villa to brief the President about the decisions and resolutions of the Senate on the Benue Killings during plenary on Tuesday.
The Senate had during plenary on Tuesday given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris, a 14 day ultimatum to speedily apprehend and summarily prosecute the culprits of the extra judicial killings in Benue State. The Senate also resolved that the President of the Senate should meet with President Muhammadu Buhari with the recommendations for immediate implementation.
The resolution of the senate was sequel to the consideration of the Sen. Ahmed Lawan led Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria.
Also speaking at the end of the meeting , the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, commended the Senate for its “robust debate on the crisis devoid of sentiments.”