Abuja – A delegation of the Senate led by the House's President, Bukola Saraki, has expressed solidarity with the people of the North-East amid the Boko Haram insurgency.
Saraki gave the assurance during an assessment of the security situation in Borno State.
He said the Senate would do everything necessary to bring to an end the Boko Haram insurgency.
This would make way for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Northeast affected by the crisis.
“We came to empathize with our people who are victims of the violent activities of the misguided elements who call themselves Boko Haram," Saraki said.
He said the legislators wanted to use the opportunity of a visit to appreciate those of you who have been providing leadership, both political and military, in the fight against the terrorists.
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"I express our sympathy to you and our people for the agony, suffering and unnecessary diversion which this menace has subjected our people to. It is obvious that this negative occurrence has impeded development in this state,” Saraki said.
He added that the visit was because the legislators decided to follow up their extensive deliberation and debate on the security situation in Borno State in particular, and the North East in general, with a visit to the epicentre of the crisis.
“We will not only provide the needed legislation to halt the carnage going on here, we will also continue to suggest ideas through motions and resolutions that can help us put this problem behind us," the Senate leader said.
"This delegation will go back and brief the Whole House and you will hear from us what personal and institutional contributions we will make towards making life a little better for the inhabitants,” he added.
The Senate delegation donated N10 million to assist in the upkeep of refugees in the state.
- CAJ News