Senate committee tasks military on ending insurgency in North-West Nigeria

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Nigerian Troops fighting bandits in the North-West of the country have been urged to bring a decisive end to the scourge in the zone.

The call was made by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Alhaji Ali Ndume, at a press briefing held at the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State during an inspection exercise of Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity.

Senator Ndume reckoned that the operation has recorded much success, which is said to be evident in the resumption of farming and commercial activities in the affected Local Government Areas (LGAs).

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While assuring that the National Assembly will work with the executive arm of government to provide resettlement for people who are still internally displaced, the lawmaker however charged the Army on doing more to stop attacks on rural communities and especially remote areas of the forest.

In his speech to newsmen earlier, the Head of Faskari Local Government Administration, Malam Lawal Ibrahim, said that the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area has reduced from five thousand to two thousand in the last two months.

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Participants in the inspection exercise were the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai; Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Army, Alhaji Abdurrazaq Namdas; and Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Security Matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Katsina.