The Nigerian senate has called on the Army and Air Force to, “as a matter of urgency”, go after terrorists and bombard their enclaves across the country so as to restore peace and stability in the country.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate President, Dr Ezrel Tabiowo.
According to the statement, the call came amid resolutions reached “following a point of order raised on ‘the continuing attacks on communities and public facilities in Kaduna State.’”
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Uba Sani, senator representing the Kaduna Central District has decried terrorists attacks on nine villages in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Friday.
The press statement read in part, “The Senate, accordingly, in its resolutions, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to declare full scale war against terrorists, so as to fully secure all our national territory from them in whatever guise.
“It urged the Army and the Air Force to carry out sustained bombardment of terrorist enclaves with a view to flushing them out and restoring peace and stability to our communities.
“The Senate further directed security agencies to always take steps to prevent the occurrence of similar incidence in the future.
“It added that the Military should, as a matter of urgency, monitor the construction and inhabitants of new shanty buildings around the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.
“The chamber urged the relevant agencies of government to step up their information gathering mechanism to, forestall these incessant attacks.”
The Senate, after its resolutions, held a minute silence to mourn the deceased in Monday’s attacks.
It condoled the families of the victims of the attacks and the government and people of Kaduna State.