- The lawmaker representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza federal constituency has offered a sacrifice of his life for peace in the northeast region
- Usman Jaha said the Nigerian Army institution failed to take action despite receiving fillers about the attack, hours prior to the incident in Auno
- According to Jaha, the attack on Auno community by terrorists could have been prevented
Following the recent attack in Auno community of Borno state that left 20 people dead, many injured and property worth millions destroyed, a lawmaker of the House of Representatives has offered a sacrifice for peace in the state.
Usman Jaha, the lawmaker representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza federal constituency on Wednesday, February 12, at the floor of the House said he is ready to give his life in place of lasting peace in the northeast region.
Channels Television reports that Jaha without any form of fear or contradiction said it has become painful for anyone to be living in his comfort zone while his people perish.
The lawmaker said a majority of the residents of the northeast are being killed on a daily basis like animals by the terrorist group operating in the region.
Jaha said: “I’ve said without fear of any contradiction that I am ready to give out my life if those in the northeast can live in peace."
“The most painful thing on earth is for you to stay in your comfort zone while your constituents are dying like animals,” Jaha said.
Also blaming the Nigerian Army for its negligence over the gruesome attack by the insurgents in Auno, Jaha said the institution failed to take action despite receiving fillers about the attack, hours prior.
“Failure or inability on the part of the Nigerian Army to have a constructive listening of intelligence gathering from the DSS and other relevant informants in the community led to this attack," the lawmaker said.
Further calling on the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to treat the incident as a matter of national urgency, Jaha said he is concerned that the insurgency ravaging the northeast could spread to the other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Northern Youth Coalition (NYC) had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office over the growing insecurity in the country.
The group said it was high time the president left the office before the country's situation becomes similar to that of Somalia.
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