- Seek Relief Materials For Victims Of Banditry
By Samuel Ohwovoriole
The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency rescue Pastor Bulus Yikari of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (CBN) who was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram, during their invasion of his community in Borno State.
Moving the motion of urgent public importance Hon. Ahmed Jaha said that there was need to urgently rescue one Pastor Bulus of the CBN Church in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State from the clutches of suspected Boko Haram insurgents who have threatened to kill him. And it was seconded by Hon. Ahmed Awal.
Leading the debate, Hon. Jaha stated that the abduction of Pst. Yikari was after an attack on their community.
He urged the House to urge the Federal government to do everything it can to ensure the rescue of the pastor who the suspected insurgents are threatening to kill if a ransom is not quickly paid before (March 3rd 2021) the expiration of the given deadline.
Hon. Jaha further called on the Federal government to ensure the families of those who lost their lives in the attacks are taken care of.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt., Hon. Ahmed Wase who presided over the motion later move for the adoption of the meeting which was unanimously voted for and adopted.
In another development, Hon
Abdullahi Salame moved a motion on the need to provide relief materials to victims of attacks by armed bandits in Sokoto state and it was seconded by Hon. Aishatu Dukku.
Hon. Salami in leading the debate expressed worry at the continuous spate of attacks on residents of communities in Sokoto state.
These attacks, he said have become too frequent and too widespread and called on the House to direct the Ministry on Humanitarian Affairs to provide relief materials to the victims within the affected communities.
The motions were voted on, adopted and referred to the relevant committees of the House.
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