Senators Engage In Verbal War Over Missing Yobe School Girls

Senators Engage In Verbal War Over Missing Yobe School Girls

By Wires Editor | The Trent on February 22, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, Yakubu Barde, Agom Adara, Nasir el-Rufai, Oghene Emma-Igoh
The Nigerian Senate | The Trent

Ahmed Lawan, the senate leader, representing Yobe North Senatorial district, and his fellow counterpart, Mohammed Hassan, who represents Yobe South Senatorial district, engaged each other in verbal attacks over Yobe missing school girls on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Trouble ignited when a point of order was brought up by Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the former governor of Yobe, through order 43 drawing the attention of the Senate to the ugly incident where Boko Haram allegedly attacked Government Girls Technical School, Dapchi in Yobe state.

Bukar Abba, however, added that government was doing enough to rescue the missing girls.

Responding, the Senate leader lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and troops for prompt response that led to the rescue of some missing school girls as on Thursday morning.

“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I want to commend President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria security for their effort in rescuing some girls. It is a great achievement.”

However, the statement not go down well with Senator Mohammed, who condemned the Senate leader for such praises.

Hassan explained that security was the responsibility of government, adding that government has failed to have allowed the abduction in the first place.

Profiling attacks in the state, Hassan said security agents were not doing well deserving of praises by the Senate leader.

Though Hassan was speaking through order 43, Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, stressed that each lawmaker has rights to expression of opinion as it affected national issues.

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