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Gwoza Suicide Attacks: Senate Calls For The Deployment Of Modern Technology To End Insurgency

Senate President Akpabio

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to direct the security agencies in the country to deploy the use of modern technology in the fight against insurgency and to make concerted efforts in securing the hot spots inhabited by the insurgents, namely, the Lake Chad Region, Sambisa Forest; and Mandara Mountains, respectively.


This call was a result of a motion sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume following suicide attacks in Gwoza, Borno state last weekend which resulted to the death of a military officer, civilians and injuries sustained by dozens of innocent citizens.


It also urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to intensify efforts by providing relief materials to the victims of the attacks.


The suicide bombers targeted a wedding ceremony, funeral and hospital in a sporadic and coordinated attacks in the Gwoza town of Borno State, which resulted in the unfortunate deaths of about 32 innocent Nigerians so far, leaving scores of other victims wounded with varied degrees of injuries;


The Senate notes that one of the incidents occurred near a busy motor park in Tashan Mararaba, Gwoza town and the victims were mainly civilians returning from a wedding ceremony, where the assailant was identified to be a young lady in her early twenties;


It further notes that these, attacks have raised significant concerns about the security situation in the region, which has been a flash point of terrorist attacks over the years, and this calls for concerted and coordinated efforts of the security agencies to address the state of insecurity in Borno State and other parts of the country, experiencing similar situations.


The Senate advised for change of approach, tactics by our security agencies to scientifically and technologically based with the use of modern softwares and facilities to fight the menace.


It Observed a minute silence in honour of those innocent Nigerians who lost their precious lives from these unfortunate events.





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