BOKO HARAM: RELOCATE ARMY HEADQUARTERS TO BORNO, REPS TELL FG

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Worried by renewed attacks by members of Boko Haram sect, the House of Representatives has urged the Federal government to quickly move the headquarters of Nigerian Army to the Borno State capital, Maiduguri.

The lawmakers also urged the Federal government to work with the governments of Cameroun, Niger Republic and Chad to chart a plan on how to curb insurgency in the North East.

These calls were sequel to the adoption of the recommendations of a motion moved by Hon. Peter Biye Gumtha (APC, Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok, Borno) under matters of urgent national importance.

The legislators equally called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to urgently provide relief materials and shelter to the victims of such attacks who on such occasions, fell prey more than once.

Leading debate on the motion, Gumtha noted with concern the incessant killings of innocent civilians across villages and communities in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

The lawmaker went further to recall the recent deadly attack in Izge village, during which nine soldiers were killed, 106 civilians and many more were abducted and taken as hostages when the gunmen attacked the community.

He also noted that in Gavva West and Gavva East, 21 people and 150 houses were burnt respectively, while in Zalidva village, Sabongari, 14 people killed and 30 houses were destroyed.

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