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Nigeria: Saraki Promised To Stop Killings In The Country, Especially Benue State


President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has promised that the Senate would do everything humanly conceivable to stop the killings in the country, especially Benue state.

Saraki expressed this on Sunday, May 27, 2018, when he went to Abagena IDP camp in Benue state.

The Senate president said that the eventual fate of the nation has a place with the kids who are lamentably ended up in the appalling circumstance they have gotten themselves which isn’t there blame.

Saraki said his visit was to commend the Children’s Day with the IDPs youngsters.

“I used to do this with kids each year in my office Abuja however today, l have the torment they were going through would soon arrive at an end and they would come back to their homes as quickly as time permits.

“That is why we have not stopped to engage the security agencies on how to provide security to Benue. We will not stop doing that until they will provide security for you in Benue state. Whoever we need to talk to, whoever we need to direct, we will not stop until we make them do what they are supposed to do.”

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“Today marks the children’s day. In the past, I celebrated in my office in Abuja with children but I chose to come to Benue today to celebrate with the children as part of the concern to know that Nigerians and the Senate are here with me.”
e assured people of the state not to give up or lose hope, Saraki said the Senate was already engaging the executive arm of government and all relevant authorities to provide adequate security to the state and other troubled states of the federation to ensure that displaced people return to their homes and to their normal lives.

He explained that National Assembly was posed to meet the aspirations of Nigerian, this he said had been actualized with the funds voted for a critical aspect of life; health and education in the2018 Appropriation bill recently passed.

Earlier, Governor Samuel Ortom while welcoming the Senate President and his entourage to the state disclosed that 60 percent of the over 180,000 IDPs in the state were children some whom parents have been killed by herdsmen.

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