Legislature

Reps demands more security around Lake Chad region

The House of Representatives has urged the government to direct the country’s security forces to beef up personnel and equipment around Lake Chad region.

This was contained in a motion adopted at plenary pertaining to the gruesome attack and killings of innocent Nigerians in two refugees’ camps in Diffa Region of Niger Republic.

Mallam Bukar Gana, a member from Borno State while presenting the motion expressed concern over the critical situation of Nigerian refugees in the region.

“With the cold and harsh harmattan weather, lack of shelter and food among others, the people are on the verge of a massive humanitarian disaster.

“I am worried that if urgent steps are not taken by the Federal Government, more people may lose their lives, most importantly the vulnerable ones and the elderly” Mallam Gana said.

While commending the efforts of the Nigerian and Nigerien governments towards the plight of the refugees, the lawmakers urged the government to implement a coordinated mechanism to return the displaced refugees.

On Saturday, Boko Haram Insurgents stormed Tumbur town in Niger Republic where many Nigerian Refugees are taking shelter, killing over thirty people.

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