File: Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. Photo: puoreports.com

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility and stop the killings around the country.

The lawmaker made this known on Thursday when contributing to a motion raised by Senator Attai Aidoko (APC-Kogi East).

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While moving the motion, Aidoko said suspected herdsmen invaded some villages in his constituency and killed 30 people on Wednesday.

Reacting, Senator Abaribe lamented that killings in Nigeria had become an everyday occurrence.

He said: “The commander-in-chief of Nigeria is in charge of security and when the commander-in-chief says I don’t know what happened, then we have to worry if our security is actually in the right hands.

“But let us go from there and also bring to the fore another aspect which the senate leader mentioned. He said the security forces are overstretched.

“We agree but distinguished Senator Marafa told us here that information was given to the same security people, the governor was dancing ‘arambakoso’ somewhere else and left state’s security. Is that not what you said?

“It is not a question of having enough people, it is a question of not acting on the intelligence that you have. I can’t blame them for actions because the president says I don’t know.

“So, Mr President, let us beg this president to take responsibility for one thing; it’s not everything that you don’t know. We need to be safe in Nigeria.”