Senate summons defence minister over foreign invasion

By Editor on 08/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 669


The Senate, Wednesday, summoned the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to appear before relevant committees and brief lawmakers on why Camerounian soldiers invaded some border communities in Cross River State.
The minister is expected to brief the committees on steps being taken by the Nigerian government to respond to the alleged invasion and arrest of five natives in one of the border communities.
The upper chamber called on the military authorities to increase military presence and intensify border patrol within the area to prevent further acts of trespassing by Cameroun’s soldiers.
It also called on the minister of foreign affairs to urgently liaise with his Camerounian counterpart to secure the release of the five abducted Nigerians.
The decisions of the Senate followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator John Enoh.
“On January 25, 2018, more than 80 Camerounian soldiers with various weapons crossed the international boarder of the Danare-Daddi/Danare-Bodom axis and abducted five natives.
“This is a calculated assault/offence from the Camerounian military on Nigeria and an outright defiance of Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty, not minding the consequences of crossing the international boundary to carry out intimidation and harassment on the already alarmed citizens of Danare, with warnings of further assault.
“The current situation being faced by both the refugees and host border communities, if not tackled urgently, may result in both an outbreak of epidemic and a serious humanitarian crisis and further escalate the already troubling security situation along these boarders,” Enoh said in his motion.

Posted 08/02/2018 06:01:50 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Atiku speaks on success of PDP rally in...

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme...

Herdsmen: Army loses 13 soldiers in Benue, Kogi,...

Adams Oshiomhole is APC New National Chairman

Oyedepo to Buhari: Resign, get out of office...

Makarfi declares presidential bid, battles Atiku for PDP...

Benue youths block Gov. Ortom from attending meeting...

EFCC invites Ekweremadu over alleged Money Laundering

No gang-up can make us waiver –APC

2019: Buhari, APC running divisive, incompetent govt –...

Guber race: APGA will rule Anambra for 50...

Vote out APC, Buhari over insecurity, economic mismanagement,...

 

Latest News 2019: Fresh Crisis hits Atiku in South-East over failed Promises Why they want me out, by Oshiomhole, APC Chairman APC Primaries In Enugu A Charade – Osita Okechukwu, VON DG 2019: Buhari, Atiku dangle records, SGF at Southwest Military plans another Python Dance in South-East Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, commiserates with Abia explosion victims My VP role won’t conflict with Gov. Obiano, says Obi Benue: Herdsmen vow to remove Gov. Ortom in 2019 Buhari laments as Kaduna crisis claims 55 lives Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US 2019: Mbaka hits Buhari, Atiku • Says APC may lose next election Biafra: 'I am not a Nigerian' , Nnamdi Kanu declares. Read what he said about 2019 elections, Trump, Fayose, his escape

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (6,888 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,368 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,154 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (4,630 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (4,531 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,775 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,513 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,503 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,461 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,447 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,437 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,406 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (523) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (369) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (12) BUSINESS (216) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (15) ENTERTAINMENT (7) INTERNATIONAL (30) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands