Lawmakers to Buhari: Declare state of emergency on security

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security.

It also called for investigation into the reported low morale of frontline troops in the Northeast, the establishment of special camps by the Army and the withdrawal of soldiers from checkpoints to the camps.

The lawmakers lamented the killing of thirty travelers in Auno, near Maiduguri on Sunday by insurgents. They insisted that a drastic action to curtail the trend had become more than imperative.

The decision followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Chief Whip of the House Mohammed Monguno.

Monguno told his colleagues that after closing a checkpoint on the Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway in Auno, soldiers left the travelers at the mercy of Boko Haram.

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