National Assembly leaders to meet Presidency, military heads over insurgency


The National Assembly leadership has been mandated by the Senate on Thursday to urgently meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and the heads of the nation’s armed forces over the recent upsurge in Boko Haram attacks.

This resolution followed a point of order moved by Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno North), on the recent killing of 90 people in his constituency on Tuesday.

The Upper Chamber also urged the Federal Government to direct the Armed Forces to urgently secure areas around the Lake Chad.

The Red Chamber also urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the North East Development Commission (NEDC), to send relief materials to victims of the attacks.

It similarly urged the Federal Government to implement the Senate’s recommendations on the restructuring of the nation’s security architecture to enhance efficiency.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, promised to mobilise his colleagues in the House of Representatives to meet Buhari and the security chiefs. He insisted any of the security chiefs who fails to perform up to expectations, even with adequate provisions, should be sacked.

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Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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