The Nigerian Senate has called on the federal government to take urgent action to end the conflict and ensure a ceasefire in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Senate also urged the Nigerian government to work with other countries and the United Nations to push for a two-state solution as a permanent resolution to the crisis to save lives and prevent the destruction of properties that occur daily.
Muhammad Aliero, Senator representing Kebbi Central, sponsored the motion that led to the call for a ceasefire.
Aliero expressed concern over the number of casualties and the destruction of properties, describing the situation as horrifying and horrendous. He warned that if urgent action is not taken, the conflict could escalate into World War III, as peace talks have failed to produce lasting peace.
Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin also condemned the loss of lives and properties, describing it as unacceptable. He called on the Nigerian government to be part of the process of negotiating a two-state solution.
On the other hand, Senator Victor Ume, who represents Anambra, advised that caution should be exercised in calling for a ceasefire.
He suggested that the Nigerian government should appeal to the emotions of leaders of both countries, highlighting how the war impacts innocent citizens.