Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Lawmakers in Nigeria's parliament have voted to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss an end to the spate of killings in the country's middle belt.
Nigeria church attack leaves 19 dead, including two priests
During a plenary Wednesday, lawmakers also passed a vote of no confidence on service chiefs and security advisers calling for their dismissal.
"We also resolved to summon the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari in order to answer pertinent questions concerning what the Executive is doing to put a decisive end to the spate of killings in different states of the Federation," said Yakubu Dogara,Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The legislators said they could no longer watch "our people are murdered in cold blood" and demanded that government increases security measures in affected areas.
At least 19 people were killed Tuesday after gunmen opened fire at a church in Nigeria's Middle Belt, police said.
Two priests and 17 worshippers were killed when armed men, believed to be cattle herders, stormed a Catholic church during early morning Mass on Tuesday in a remote village in Benue state.
The attackers thought to be Fulani herdsmen razed over 50 houses in an attempt to sacked the entire community, state police said.