Senate to visit Borno over recent Boko Haram attack

Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, says the Senate will visit Badu village in Borno State where Boko Haram insurgents killed more than 60 residents.

Lawan disclosed today, Tuesday, July 30, at the plenary that the Senate will pay a visit to the village.

This statement was followed after the motion by Sen. Abubakar Kyari over the recent attacks.

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The attack occurred on Saturday, July 27, at Badu village in Nganzai LG area of the state.

Victims were reportedly coming from a funeral when the deadly sect attack them.

Kyari urged the Senate to pay the surviving victims a visit and condemn the attack.

He also seek a minute silence for the deceased and urged security agencies to brace up to protect the residents in the North East region.

“While many people have been killed since insurgency started in the North East, several others have been displaced.

“I urge you all to have a minute silence for the souls of those killed in this unfortunate incident and urged the security agencies to brace up in protecting the resident,’’ he said.

After ruling in favour of the motion, Lawan said:

“When we undertake visit to Borno, we will see all parts of the state devastated by this development.’’

Actual visitation date for the senate is not mentioned yet.

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