– Security agents have been urged to takes measures to stop incessant killing of Nigerians
– The Senate was reacting to the recent killing of Lazarus Agaie, a first class traditional ruler in Plateau state
– Lawmakers said the rate at which innocent Nigerians were being killed was worrisome
The Senate on Wednesday, July 20, called on security agencies in the country to put adequate measures to bring incessant killing of Nigerians to an end. This followed a Point of Order raised by Senator Joshua Dariye representing Plateau Central senatorial district at plenary over the recent killing of Lazarus Agai, a first class traditional ruler in Bokkos, Plateau state.
The Nigerian Senate Gunmen killed the 76-year-old Saf Ron-Kulere on Monday, July 18, on his way to Bokkos, after visiting his farm in Sha District of the area.
Also killed alongside the monarch were his orderly, Sunday Wuyah, a police inspector, his wife, and his son, Shagari. Dariye, who came under Order 42, expressed concern that the late traditional ruler was apprehended on his way from farm.
He described the development as worrisome, adding that the rate at which innocent Nigerians were being killed was alarming. He called for urgent steps by relevant stakeholders to stem the tide. In his remarks, Bukola Saraki, the president of the Senate said the barbaric act has to be stopped.
“We must put an end to this senseless killing of people returning from their farms. “Security agencies must get the culprits of this dastardly act. Our hearts go to the government and people of Plateau state,” he said. The Senate thereafter observed a minute silence for the deceased monarch and other people who died in the incidence.