Nigerian Lawmakers Summon Military Chiefs To Abuja

Following the continued abduction of school girls in Chibok, Borno, the Nigerian House of Representatives has called upon the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and other Service Chiefs.

Not less than 273 girls were kidnapped from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents two weeks ago.

Since then, 43 of the school girls have escaped from the captors unharmed.

The federal representatives on Tuesday urged the security agencies to expedite action in regaining the kidnapped girls.

It also advised the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to provide relief materials to those whose houses and shops were destroyed during the incident.

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 * Nigerian Service Chiefs have been summoned to Abuja by lawmakers over abducted schollgirls in Borno

The lawmakers also implored the government to ask for foreign assistance in rescuing the girls.

The summon came about as a result of a motion by Peter Gumtha (APC-Borno), which was unanimously adopted.

According to him, the neglect of the 50km untarred Mbala-Chibok-Damboa Road has hindered effort to rescue the abducted secondary school girls.

The lawmaker stated that parents of the girls were yet to receive any reliable information from the security agencies about their children.

Farouk Lawan (PDP-Kano) questioned why in spite of the presence of the military in Borno and Yobe, terrorism activities were still high.

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