The two chambers of the National Assembly on their resumption from a five-week recess on Tuesday reviewed the state of the nation and declared that insecurity in the country had reached an alarming level.
They are lamenting killings, kidnapping, banditry and insurgency across the country and said something must be done urgently to arrest the situation.
Particularly the killings in Plateau State, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kastsina and Niger states. Besides, there have been renewed attacks by Killer herdsmen, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province on residents and troops in the North-East.
In the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, lamented that insecurity in the country had deteriorated.
Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu, said
“The insecurity in the land is too much. It is alarming. We can no longer paint it with beautiful colours. We can no longer discuss it in low tunes.
“The cries of the people that have lost their lives are giving us sleepless nights and something needs to be done about it.”