Senate urges Army Chief to relocate to Maiduguri

MinimahReports said Nigeria’s Senate has urged the chief of Army Staff, Major General Kenneth Minimah to relocate to Maiduguri to curb the spate of Boko Haram attacks.
The decision reached by the Senate Committee on Defence came on the heels of recent higher tempo of attacks resulting in the sacking of villages and killing of students in Borno and Yobe states.The Senate committee called for a change of strategy to halt the attacks and also asked that resources be mobilised for the success of the campaign.The army chief while addressing the committee called more funding among others
Earlier, the House of Reps urged the army chief to relocate to Maiduguri.
On Tuesday morning some insurgents attacked a college in Yobe killing over 50 male students just as they burnt down hostels within the school premises.
The Human Rights Agenda Network in a statement recalled that “ in the last one month, over 300 people have been killed in cold blood, constituting crime against humanity or genocide under Nigeria and international laws. HRAN recalls with sadness the most recent attack in Bama.. in which 60 people (and still counting) were killed, the zge (Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State) on Saturday night the 15th of February, which resulted in the death of over 133 people; the attack on a police Station in Banki town of Borno State, on Wednesday the 15th of January 2014; the massacre of over 100 villagers in Gulumba, Kahimri, Zangeri and other villages in Borno State on the 4th of February, to mention but a few”

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