In a motion titled “Worrisome State of Security in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States”, moved by the Senator representing Borno-South, Ali Ndume, the Senate has resolved to investigate renewed attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
ETN24 had earlier done an analysis on the new trend of silence over Boko Haram killings, titled “Analysis: Why is there less outrage for Boko Haram attacks?”. Not that we can find any relationship between out piece and the Senator’s motion.
Senator Ndume said the Senate is concerned that in 2017 alone, attacks by the terrorists increased.
He added that the deadliest attack was carried out in August, and it left about 100 people injured, followed by that of November where 76 people were killed.
Senator Ndume also recommended that the lawmakers invite the Service Chiefs to brief the Senate on the worrisome state of security in the North East.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who seconded the motion, said the Senate is worried about the security situation across the Country.
He noted that when the news of the Mosque bombing broke, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, described the actions of the terrorists as the last kick of a dying horse. He, however, disagrees with him.
Ekweremadu pointed out that there was an ad-hoc committee meant to investigate and address security challenges in Zamfara State, suggesting that the Senate direct the Committee to extend its mandate to include the whole of the North-East.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in line with the recommendation, urged the committee, headed by Ahmed Lawan, to report back to the Senate within five weeks.