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N’assembly leadership to meet with Buhari over Boko Haram killings

N’assembly leadership to meet with Buhari over Boko Haram killings
June 11
13:30 2020

The senate has passed a resolution asking the leadership of the national assembly to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killings by Boko Haram in the north-east.

The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Abubakar Kyari, senator representing Borno north.

Kyari called the attention of the senate to the killings by the insurgents in Gubio local government area which is located in his constituency.

More than 70 persons were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents invaded Faduma Koloram village on Tuesday.

Contributing to the debate, Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, said a decisive action needs to be taken to address the insurgency.

Speaking on the subject matter, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the insurgency has become an “industry because what they do is no more religious”.

“The armed forces have their challenges, and therefore will continue to look at those challenges and address them,” Lawan said.

“Wherever anybody is found wanting, our stand should be be that people should occupy offices based on their performance there is no point if somebody is not registering successes for such person to continue to be there but that is if you give that person the necessary tools to fight.

“So we should give them the necessary tools and then we hold them accountable.

“We would do that in addition to meeting the president and it is not going to be only the senate president I will make sure that I have my colleagues, my counterpart in the House of Representatives because this is a national question.

“I can discuss with the president alone but I want the national assembly to come hard on this so we would try to do that.”

The motion was unanimously adopted by the senate.


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