The lawmakers also said the police in their effort should include the four Reverend Sisters kidnapped in Delta State.
The resolution of the Green Chamber was sequel to the adoption of the prayers of a motion by a member, Hon. Raphael Nnanna Igbokwe (APC imo).
The the House Committee on Police Affairs was mandated to ensure compliance and report back within a week for further legislative action.
Igbkwe while expressing concern on the increased rate of kidnapping and attack on the clergy and religious leaders across the country;
He said despite calls on government to tame the activities of armed men across the country, they are still ravaging and terrorizing citizens.
He expressed concern for the safety of the kidnapped reverend sisters and others.
His words: “if the kidnapped persons are not rescued, it might lead to loss of lives of the affected persons and heighten religious tension.”
The lawmaker said over 30 men of God have lost their lives in the hands of kidnappers.
He further said “any attack against a man of God is an attack against God,” and asked security agencies to live up to their responsibilities.
Other lawmakers like Oghene Egoh (PDP Lagos) and Sergious Ogun (PDP Edo) and Abubakar Fulata (APC Jigawa) that spoke condemned the kidnapping and attacks on religious leaders and other Nigerians stating that there is need to employ technology in fishing out the culprits.
However, the Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamiila insisted that the word “Herdsmen ” be expunged from the motion as the motion us investigative in nature.
Putting “herdsmen” in the motion, he said, is volatile and could cause religious friction.
But other lawmakers insisted that since there have been arrests of herdsmen involved in kidnapping, the word should remain.
When the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara called for a voice vote on the motion, it was passed without dissent. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇