Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki has mandated the Senate Committee on Police and Intelligence to summon the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum over the recent bloodshed in Benue state by Fulani Herdsmen.
The Senate had earlier issued a 2-week ultimatum to the Police boss to apprehend those behind the insurgency.
Surge.ng gathered that the Senate President gave the order when the issue was raised in the house by the Senator representing Gombe South, Sen. Joshua Moljobok Lidani on Wednesday.
Saraki in a statement said; “We passed the Ultimatum because there was great concern by some of us. Such resolutions from this Chamber must be taken seriously. I think this goes beyond issuing Ultimatum, the issues on security must be taken seriously.
“The Senate Committee on Police and Intelligence should summon the IG to come before you to be able to make explanation to us on where we are with the 2 weeks Ultimatum. The two Committees should report to us by Tuesday on where we are.
“We must make it very clear to the security agencies that those kinds of Ultimatum cannot be taken lightly. If by Tuesday we are not happy with the report they are given we will summon the IGP. We are not going to stop until people are made accountable, even as the President said in his letter he has told the IGP to ensure speedy prosecution and I hope that the IGP takes this seriously because definitely this is a matter that affects the whole Country.”
Also, the Osun state Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola had condemned the killings by the so-called Fulani Herdsmen.