Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed two operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that only governors have the powers to create cattle colonies in Nigeria.
The Senate on Wednesday threw out the report of its Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence on the killings in Benue State.
The Nigerian media has come under heavy criticism by the Federal Government, accusing it of fueling hate speech in its reportage of killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue state and other parts of the country.
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, summoned the Inspector-General of Police IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to appear before its committees on Police Affairs and National Intelligence, following the former’s failure to implement a resolution of the Red Chamber.
President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted Nigerian Senate’s claim that he has done nothing significant to address the killings by Fulani herdsmen across the country.
Mansur Dan-Ali, Nigeria’s Defence Minister, has blamed Fulani herdsmen Killings on farmers and state governments who allegedly blocked grazing routes and enacted anti-open grazing laws respectively.
Governor Samuel Ortom on Friday received a delegation of the Northern Governors Forum in Benue over the recent herdsmen killings in the state.
'Common sense' Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has dubbed Nigeria as a "lawless country" where there is allegedly no consequence for bad behaviour.