The development was raised during the plenary by Joshua Ledani (PDP, Gombe State) through Senate standing order 43. The Senator asked the lawmakers to compel the IGP appear before the Senate and explain why he has not complied with the resolution.
“Mr. President I recalled a resolution of this Senate giving the Inspector-General of Police 14 days ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings, to the best of my knowledge, the 14 days have passed and this resolution has not been complied with.
“I am calling on this Senate to compel the IGP to appear before the Senate to explain why he has not complied with our resolution,” Ledani said.
In his ruling Senate President Bukola Saraki directed the Senate Committee on Police and Intelligent to summon the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) on Thursday and seek an explanation from him why he failed to comply with the resolution.
Saraki also asked the Committee to bring back their report on Tuesday next week.
“The Committee on Police and Intelligent should summon the IGP and find out why he has not complied with the resolution. The Committee should report back on Tuesday and give us the reasons why the IGP failed to comply with the resolution. We are not going to stop until we find a lasting solution to the killings”, Saraki said.