The string of killings in different parts of the country, have attracted concerns from lawmakers in the Lagos House of Assembly. On Tuesday, suspected herdsmen killed two priests and 17 worshippers inside the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, in Benue.
Segun Olulade, the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, expressed sadness over the recurring incident.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria that the situation was such that every Nigerian “irrespective of our ethnic, religious and cultural biases must stand up against these killings”. Olulade also urged the National Assembly to “compel the executive arm to ensure that the security agencies have modern military equipment to confront the wasters (sic).”
Also, Jude Idimogu, representing Oshodi Isolo Constituency II in the Assembly, said the repeated killings “is becoming a national embarrassment”.
“This moment is a sad moment. The President and the NASS should work together with the security chiefs to find a lasting solutions to this situation. We want peace and stability.” Dipo Olorunrinu, a PDP member in the APC-dominated legislature, urged the president and the military to stamp out the killings.
“Nigerians are finding it difficult in this country now than ever before. The President should seek help to end the killings,” he said.