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Senate summons Chiefs to assess rescue operations

14 April 2016, 21:43

Abuja - The Senate has invited the Security Chiefs to brief the Senate on progress made in rescuing hostages of the Boko Haram sect, most prominently the girls kidnapped at Chibok Secondary School in Borno State.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly also mandates the security agencies to do everything possible to ensure the release of the girls.

Legslators urged the federal government to take over and rebuild the Chibok Secondary School to alleviate the suffering of the students resident in the community and it environment.

On Thursday, the senators also empathized with the parents and the entire people of Chibok over the incident that took place in their community exactly two years ago.

They commended the Bring Back Our Girls group for their doggedness in the campaign for the release of the girls.

Also read: Senators divided over Boko Haram presence in Taraba

The Senate also offered prayers for the safe return of the girls and call on Nigerians to intensify prayers for the release of the girls.

The developments follow a motion sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West.

He expressed sadness over the long absence of the Chibok girls.

“The abduction of over 200 girls by the Boko Haram has wrongly affected us as a people and this could also be seen in the international condemnation of government slow reaction to this unprecedented outrage committed against Nigerian womanhood,” Melaye said.

Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio agree with Melaye the government could not claim to have succeeded in the war against terror if the girls are not return back to their parents.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session, thanked the lawmakers for their sentiment and concern for the abducted girls. He also appreciated the international community’s for their concern and hope the girls will be re-unite with their parents soon.

- CAJ News


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