The Senate wants President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Security Adviser, NSA, the newly nominated Service Chiefs, and the Inspection General of Police to rejig the country’s security architecture in the country.
The Senate also enjoined state governors to reinvigorate rural governance (local government system), and the Federal Government to check the proliferation of firearms.
This was as the upper legislative chamber urged State Government to implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan to prevent the constant friction between herdsmen and farmers in the country. These formed resolutions reached by the Senate when it debated a motion on the growing insecurity in Nigeria.
They have also called on the new security chiefs to take more drastic actions to bring an end to the menace in the country.
The lawmakers made the call on Wednesday at plenary as the issue of insurgency in the northeast, banditry in the northwest and farmers-herders crisis across the country formed a major part of their discussions.
For members of the upper chamber, there is no better time for the establishment of community and state police than now, as they believe it will help to effectively deal with the unfolding threats.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on his part, said every time a citizen is killed or kidnapped, loses their property or livelihood, the government has failed in its obligation.
According to Honourable Gbajabiamila, the Constitution obligates all who swear to serve in government to do everything to protect the lives and property of all citizens and promote their well-being above all else.