The Senate has asked the Chief of Army Staff to re-establish a military command base in Garkida, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa and all major settlements bordering Sambisa forest to curtail the activities of insurgents.
The resolution follows a motion moved by Sen. Aishatu Dahiru (APC-Adamawa) on Tuesday during plenary.
Moving the motion, Dahiru said insurgents attacked Garkida in Gombi, Adamawa Central Senatorial District in over seven gun trucks and many motorcycles at about 7 PM, setting many buildings ablaze. Dahiru called for more drastic actions against insurgents in the region.
Seconding the motion, Sen. Yaroe Binos (PDP-Adamawa) said: “A few days ago, this Senate dedicated a whole day to debate the issue of insecurity in this country. And as a result, an ad hoc committee was set up.
“It is important for us that drastic action is taken to bring these attacks to an end. It is important that the issue of security be addressed frontally because it appears to be getting out of hand,” he said.
In his remarks, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said that the ad hoc committee on Nigeria’s security challenges that was set up by the Senate and inaugurated on Feb. 4 was working very hard toward proffering solutions to insecurity in the country.