THE Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has been given 14 days ultimatum to fish out the perpetrators of the killings in Benue State.
The Senate issued the ultimatum on Tuesday rising from over six hours consideration of the worsening security situation in the country.
It also asked its presiding officers to convey the resolutions to President Muhammadu Buhari for immediate implementation.
-We took almost six hours to deliberate. It shows that it is goes beyond religion and ethnicity. It shows that there is breakdown of law and order. If we fail to act, it will be an indictment. We want immediate action. One of the issues is justice. Without justice, there can be no peace.
-I think that we owe to the President to tell him what we have discussed. This is a wake- up call on the President and on all of us. We must be seen to be doing something.
-The President must act. Those responsible must be held accountable. Military all the time cannot be the solution. The military is being over stretched. That is not good for us. Most importantly action must begin to happen to show Nigerians that we are not just talking. We need to ensure that this never happens again. We need to restore hope,” Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said.
He added that the IGP must act on the resolution while the Benue State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice must be prepared to prosecute the masterminds of the mayhem.
Also, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, urged the Senate to prevail on President Buhari to the declare a nationwide state of emergency to safe the country from drifting into anarchy.