Presidency, Senators Fight Dirty Over Threat To Impeach Buhari

Presidency, Senators Fight Dirty Over Threat To Impeach Buahri
President Muhammadu Buhari
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Senators have threatened to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and other parts of the country at large.

The opposition senators went on to issue a six-week ultimatum to the President to address the security crisis or face impeachment proceedings.

The PDP senators issued the ultimatum on Wednesday as fears over insecurity in Abuja worsened with the government ordering schools to shut to prevent attacks by terrorists.

The Presidency in a statement by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the action of the opposition senators as babyish, advising them to put their time to a better use.

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After a suspected terrorist attack on the elite Presidential Guards Brigade on Sunday that left a captain, a lieutenant, and six soldiers dead, the nation’s capital has become paralysed with fear, Africa Daily News, New York can confirm. Just yesterday another three people were hurt in The staff were ambushed while en route to the Nigeria Law School’s Bwari campus, which had received a threat.

At response to this development, the security forces on Tuesday stationed soldiers and police officers in key areas around the FCT, along with helicopters and drones.

The reports of occasional shootings along the Dantata Bridge, Airport Road, and Ministers’ Hill in Maitama on Tuesday night also caused concern among the locals.

Similarly, a leaked memo from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps indicating that Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists were amassing dangerous weapons for massive attacks on Katsina, Lagos, FCT, Kaduna, and Zamfara States, created further fear in Abuja.

The criminals were reported to have acquired high-calibre weapons, including Anti-aircraft guns, General Purpose Machine Guns, among others.

Tension has, however, increased in the city as messages circulated on social media that the terrorists were planning to attack some estates in Gwarimpa, Lokogoma, Maitama, Apo and other high brow areas.

Security guards and residents of estates in the area expressed concern over the poor security in Abuja, saying the government must sit up.

Africa Daily News, New York

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