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Senate observes moment's silence for terror victims

02 December 2014, 21:27

Lagos - The Senate has observed a minute of silence for victims of recent terror attacks in Borno, Kano and Yobe States.

Senate President, David Mark, declared the minute of silence after Senator Ahmed Lawal raised the matter under point of order on Tuesday

Lawal, representing Yobe North, under Order 43, formally informed the Senate that Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, was attacked early Monday morning.

Also read: Boko Haram loses 50 fighters in failed attack

He commended the military for their effort to repelled the terrorists, adding that the Nigeria Soldiers were determine to fight back and they
fought the terrorists gallantry.

The Senate President Senator David Mark said he allowed Senator Lawal to raise the point of order because this is the first time the terrorists
attempted to attack the Government Headquarters in Damaturu.

"I allow the order to be raised in the Senate because for the first time the terrorists attempted to attack the Government House," Mark Said.

He added that while the siege was ongoing, he was in contact with the State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam. "I was in touch with the State Governor throughout the period of the attack," he said.

Thousands of lives have been lost to the terror attacks mostly blamed on the militant Islamic group, the Boko Haram.

- CAJ News


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