Boko Haram: Plenary sitting turns rowdy as reps divide over motion to summon Buhari


Sitting at plenary on Tuesday turned rowdy and sharply divided over a motion for President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before the lawmakers to explain rising reports of insecurity in the country.

The House of Representatives was considering a motion by members from Borno State on the recent slaying of over 43 rice farmers in the state by Boko Haram insurgents.

Part of the motion was to invite the president to appear on the floor of the House of Representatives to address lawmakers.

As the plenary turned rowdy, Speaker of the green chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila: Majority Leader, Alhassamn Adi-Dogua and the Chairman, House Committee on Air Force, Shehu Koko, among others made efforts to have the motion drooped. The attempts, however, proved abortive.

Gbajabiamila’s plea that a state of emergency should rather be adopted was also rebuffed.

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