The Nigerian Senate has made a significant call for an end to the Israel-Hamas war, which has resulted in a substantial loss of life.
The Senate has also called upon the executive branch to intervene in the crisis by advocating for the establishment of two separate states for Israel and Palestine.
This call came following a motion sponsored by Senator Suleiman Kawu Sumaila from Kano South, with the support of 28 other senators.
Senator Adamu Aliero (PDP, Kebbi Central) presented the motion, emphasizing the alarming casualty figures and the potential of the conflict to escalate into a global conflict.
According to Senator Aliero, the ongoing war, which began in October with an attack by Hamas on Israeli territory, has caused significant destruction.
“The casualty figures in the ongoing war were horrifying and that if not ended immediately, it may lead to world war III”, he said.
The United Nations reports that 18 places of worship, 22,600 residential units, 19 medical centers, 90 education facilities, 70 industrial facilities, and 49 media offices have been destroyed.
While efforts to negotiate a peace settlement have been renewed, they have yet to yield the desired outcomes.
The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, echoed the call for an immediate ceasefire and a two-state solution for lasting peace in the region.
Senator Eyinaya Abaribe (APGA, Abia South) reflecting on his experiences during the Nigerian civil war in 1967, emphasized the importance of ending the conflict, while Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East) condemned the killings on both sides and stressed the need for Nigeria to support peace between Israelis and Palestinia.