Buhari has been invited to explain the security situation in the country.
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to explain his administration’s efforts on the war on terror.
At least 43 farmers were killed by terrorists during a devastating attack in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, November 28, 2020.
The massacre has led to widespread condemnation of the Buhari-led government’s efforts towards eradicating the terrorist group.
While deliberating on the latest terrorist attack during plenary on Tuesday, December 1, Ahmad Jaha moved that Buhari be invited to explain the security situation in the country.
The motion was endorsed and passed in a vote by members of the House after a heated debate on the merits of inviting the president.
The House was forced to go into an executive session to iron out the issues after some lawmakers said the president didn’t need to be summoned.
The Senate during its own plenary on Tuesday called on President Buhari to sack service chiefsof the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their underperformance in the war on terror.
Even though he has issued them several warnings in the past to perform better, Buhari has also indefinitely extended the tenure of all service chiefs beyond natural expiration of their service.
Boko Haram is 2nd deadliest terrorist group in the world
Boko Haram has killed over 30,000 people and displaced millions in the restive north east region since its insurgency escalated in 2009.
Overall, deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83% lower than at their peak in 2014, according to the 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report published last week, but Boko Haram killings increased in 2019 over the previous year.
The Islamic sect was ranked as the second deadliest terrorist group globally in 2019 ahead of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and Al-Shabaab, and only behind the Taliban.
Nigeria remains the third most-affected by terrorism across the world, a position it first assumed in 2015 after dropping from second place.