By Enyichukwu Enemanna
As the war between Israel and Hamas enters the second month, the Nigerian Senate has appealed to the Federal Government to work with relevant global agency, including the United Nations and other countries of the world to broker a truce between the warring parties and ensure a ceasefire.
The appeal followed a motion sponsored by Senator Adamu Aliero (PDP, Kebbi) and co-sponsored by 43 others.
Arising from the conflict that left thousands of people, including women, children, and aid workers dead since October 7, Nigerian Senate also called on the federal government to facilitate a two-state solution to end the conflict.
Aliero described the casualty figures in the war as horrifying, saying that if not ended immediately, it might lead to World War III.
Other senators who backed the debate include Barau Jibrin (Kano), Enyinaya Abaribe (Abia) and Sani Musa (Niger).
The senators condemned the killings on both sides, calling for an immediate end to the killings and save endangered lives and property.
The war was sparked by the killing of hundreds of persons and abduction of many in the Israeli territory by Hamas militants from Gaza.
Israel in retaliation mobilized its army, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) that has since occupied Gaza with avalanche of bombardment.
Repeated call by UN for immediate ceasefire has not been honour by Israel.
Israel instead insists on the release of all hostages by Hamas before it could consider a ceasefire.