Declare A State of Emergency on Nigeria Security Sector – Reps

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on security in the country.

This formed part of the resolution reached following a motion on the need to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recent killing of 30 travellers by Boko Haram insurgents.

The incident occurred on Sunday while several vehicles were destroyed during the incident which occurred in Auno town near Maiduguri, the Borne State capital.

After the lawmakers deliberated on the motion, the House also resolved to mandate its Committee on Army to investigate the super camps set up by the Nigerian Army.

The Chief Whip, Tahir Monguno, moved the motion while it was seconded by Rep Mohammed Jega who represents Gwandu/Aliero/Jega Federal Constituency in the House.

Leading the debate, Monguno decried the fact that women were kidnapped, commuters were attacked and goods were stolen by the terrorists.

He added that the attack was due to the imposed curfew by the military and urged the House to ask the military to stop the curfew.


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