Senate Seeks Military Base In Sambisa Borders

The Senate is seeking the re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders.

This resolution was the unanimously adopted following the debate on last weekend’s Boko Haram attack on Adamawa State town Garkida. Churches, public institutions and houses were razed while some people were killed by the insurgents.

The motion was moved by Aishatu Ahmed, who said three soldiers died while trying to repel the terrorists.

The Army announced the death of one soldier and injury to another.

The lawmakers urged the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA to urgently assess the extent of damage and provide relief materials immediately to the Garkida community affected.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the Senate would not rest until the security challenges in the country were  surmounted.

He said that the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Architecture would next week submit its report for deliberations.