Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday expressed concerns over resurgence of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno and Yobe States.
The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance on the ‘Need for urgent military intervention and rescue of missing farmers of Koshebe, Karkut and Bulabilin in Jere Mafa Local Government Area attacked by Boko Haram terrorists’, as well as Terrorist attack on some villages in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State, sponsored by Hon. Ahmed Satomi and Hon. Shettima Ali.
In his lead debate, Hon. Satomi who called for the House intervention, disclosed that the “heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists attacked Zabarmari farmers working in their rice fields in the villages of Koshebe, Karkut and Bulabilin of Jere Mafa Local Government Area killing several of them.”
“The House is alarmed that in spite of the terrorist attack of Saturday, 4th November and the current search and rescue operations which is still ongoing , another attack and massacre of about 50 persons was again carried out in the night of Sunday, 5th November, 2023.
To this end, the House mandated the Army to immediately mobilize troops to the affected areas to neutralize the terrorists and restore normalcy to the villages.
In the same vein, the House, according to a report from Tribune, mandated Nigerian military to fortify security in Geidam and Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, with a view to secure the communities and in order to forestall future attacks.