The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over escalating insecurity across the nation.
The call waa made after students and teachers of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State by gunmen on Wednesday morning.
Many see the upper legislative chambers as a toothless bulldog which is only a rubber stamp for the executive.
The lawmakers further called on the President Buhari led administration to implementation the various recommendations of the Senate on how to tackle insecurity.
These resolutions of the Senate followed a motion on a matter of urgent public importance on the incident moved by Senator representing Niger East, Mohammed Sani Musa.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan also noted that the frequent incidents of kidnapping of students would reverse the gains made in school enrollment over the years in the North.
In his contribution, Senator Mohammed Birma Enagi (Niger South) described the Federal Government as “incompetent” in dealing with the rising insecurity in the country.