The Senate has called on the Federal Government to declare a full scale war against the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in the face of its unabated attacks leading to the death of innocent Nigerians.
It made the call on Wednesday while considering a motion brought by Senator Mohammed Saleh and 10 others on terrorists attacks in the country.
The Senate also said it would meet with President Goodluck Jonathan with the recommendations of its Committees on Police Affairs, Defence and Army and National Security and Intelligence conclude their oversight on the security agencies.
After debating the motion, the Senate resolved to call the attention of the Federal Government that the terrorists had declared war on Nigeria and had threatened the sovereignty of the country.
It said, “The Senate resolves to call on the Federal Government to recognise that these terrorists have declared war on Nigeria, which is a threat to our sovereignty, existence and economic well-being and to respond with all instruments of national power at its disposal.”
The Senate urged its committees on National Intelligence, Defence and Army, and Police Affairs to intensify their oversight functions over the security agencies with a view to improving their capabilities in handling the current security challenges facing the country.
In addition, the committees had earlier held a meeting with the security chiefs on the state of security in the country, and were directed to immediately submit their report to the Senate for its consideration.
- Nigerian Eye