The Senate, on Tuesday, rejected an interim report, submitted by an adhoc committee on farmers-herders clash Southern Kaduna and in other parts of the country.
The committee is headed by Senator Kabiru Gaya from Kano State. Gaya, had while reading the report of the committee, called on the Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to publish previous white paper reports on Southern Kaduna crisis.
He had also alleged that 70 per cent of police officers posted to Southern Kaduna, are indigenes of the place. He criticized the practice in the report and called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, to correct the imbalance.
His submissions were stoutly rejected by lawmakers. Speaking on the issue, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, urged his colleagues to reject the report and insist that the committee is mandated to go back and do a thorough job.
Ekweremadu was supported by Senator Barnabas Gemade who also faulted the interim report. Aligning with the position of lawmakers, President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, who presided over the day’s legislative business, ruled that the committee should do a thorough job and report back within four weeks.