The Senate has invited the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to brief Lawmakers at Plenary on the security situation in the country particularly what the police is doing to address the rampant kidnappings and banditry across the country.
The lawmakers said the invitation is to help profer lasting solution to the menace. The motion which was sponsored by Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central seeks for answers after a debate in the killings of two humanitarian workers and the abduction of three others at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state on April 19.
The Upper Chamber is asking the federal government to set up an inter-agency task force to tackle cases of banditry and kidnapping in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states. It is also asking security agencies to give special security cover to foreign workers and tourists.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said he hoped that there would be cooperation from the IGP as he prayed for a strong relationship between the Senate and the security agencies. The senate, however, rejected a move that the executive should to sign the Peace Corps Bill to engage the youth.