Declare War Against Terrorists – Senate Urge Buhari

Declare War Against Terrorists – Senate Urge Buhari

By Wires Editor | The Trent on January 18, 2022
Lawan senate
Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President

The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a full-scale war against gunmen making life unbearable for Nigerians following their official designation as terrorists.

The Upper Chamber gave the charge sequel to its consideration of a motion titled: “Recent bandit attack in communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State: A call for action.”

The motion was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East.

The lawmakers lauded Buhari for ordering air bombardment on the terrorists’ area of operation.

“The Senate call on the Federal Government to declare a full-fledged war on these unscrupulous elements since they have been declared as terrorists,” the prayer reads.

It also called on the Federal Government to establish a military Base at Shiroro.

The Senate also directed the National Emergency Management Authority to provide relief materials and medical team to the victims immediately.

Musa said: “The current sad reality is that there is no longer semblance of security in the whole of Lakpma axis of Shiroro local government;

“These attacks by armed groups have continued in the North-west and North-Central Niger State despite repeated government assurance to address the escalating atrocities;

“Over 151, 380 people, mostly peasant farmers, were displaced by the activities of bandits in the last two years.

“The displaced persons were registered in 13 local government areas of the state, with Rafi council area neighbouring Zamfara and Kaduna topping the chart with 28, 987 displaced persons.”

Source: The Nation


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