- The federal government has been urged to do everything to fish out sponsors of Boko Haram
- According to the Nigerian Senate, this will show how serious it is with the fight against terrorism
- Going further, the Senate also faulted amnesty for Boko Haram
President Buhari has been urged to expedite actions on the prosecution of sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.
The call was made by the Senate Committee on Army on Wednesday, November 11, at a press conference it addressed shortly after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, led other generals to defend the 2021 budget of the Army.
According to Senator Ali Ndume, chairman of the committee, Buhari needs to follow in the steps of the leadership of the United Arab Emirates which recently prosecuted and jailed some identified sponsors of the terrorists.
In another development, Legit.ng had reported that in a bid to assist the fight against Boko Haram in Borno state, Governor Babagana Zulum has approved 100 motorcycles for the Nigerian Army’s remote operations.
The governor directed Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, the state attorney general and commissioner of justice to immediately provide the motorcycles.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Nigerian Army released a new list of 86 suspects wanted in connection with Boko Haram terrorist activities in the northeastern part of the country.
The new list of the wanted insurgents was released on Wednesday, November 11, by the Chief of Army Staff.
The Army chief spoke about the list during the flag-off of operationalization of Civilian JTF into military Super Camps at Chabbal near Maiduguri, Borno state.
Also, Nigeria is now among the very few nations of the world that uses WingLoong II Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) in the fight against terrorism.
The UCAV, according to the spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, can remain airborne for about 31 hours in internal security reconnaissance (ISR) mode and 26 hours in an offensive role.
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