- The US government has reacted to the rampant killings in Nigeria
- In a statement to the federal government, the world power expressed regret over the violent crimes that have claimed the lives of Nigerians
- The foreign government, therefore, called on the Nigerian leadership to do much more to end terrorism and banditry
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The mind-blowing rate of killings and violent crimes in Nigeria has moved the United State's government to send a message to President Muhammadu Buhari.
With a tone of regret and deep worry, the US sent a message to the federal government to brace up and do more in the war against terrorism, The Cable reports.
The foreign government recalled that many Nigerians have lost their lives to communal clashes, Boko Haram attacks and banditry especially in the northern region of Nigeria.
The US described the activities of the culprits as "senseless and brazen killings of civilians in northern Nigeria."
In a statement, the government said: "The United States calls on the government of Nigeria to do more to strengthen ongoing efforts to address this violence, hold those responsible accountable, and protect civilians.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Senate was seeking the re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders as part of its suggestions to end insurgency in the northeast.
The Senate took the decision while a motion moved by Senator Aishatu Ahmed who represents Adamawa Central senatorial district in the red chambers was being debated.
The resolution was then unanimously adopted following the debate on last weekend’s Boko Haram attack on Garkida, a town in Adamawa state.
Churches, public institutions and houses were razed while some people were killed, including three soldiers, by the insurgents during the attack.
Speaking on the Senate's decision, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said the Senate would not rest until the security challenges in the country were surmounted.
He said that the Senate ad hoc committee on security architecture would next week submit its report for deliberations.
“We are not going to rest on our oars until we are able to provide solutions to the insecurity in the country.
“This is the essence of our being in government and of course, it would require that we work with the House of Representatives, the Executive as well as citizens," Lawan said.
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