House of Representatives warn Federal Government against further abduction and insecurity in North-East

The House of Representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to visit Dapchi in Yobe to assess the issues surrounding recent abduction of 105 girls from a school in the community. The House also urged the Federal Government to guard against further abduction and insecurity in the North-East. This was sequel to a motion under Matters of Urgent National Importance moved by Representative Goni Lawan.

Moving the motion, Lawan expressed worry that a week to the attack in Dapchi, there was no presence of any military operative in any of the check points leading to the community and the school in particular. The motion was unanimously adopted by members when it was put to a voice vote by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara. The House also urged the Federal Government to mobilize every security apparatus, including the Army, Air Force, Department of State Security (DSS) and other agencies to rescue the students as soon as possible.