- Federal lawmakers have expressed concerns over the abduction of a pastor by the Boko Haram group
- Hon Ahmadu, who represents the Chibok federal constituency, narrated how the cleric was kidnapped
- Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed for several kidnappings in the northeast of the country
Federal lawmakers have urged the Nigerian government to rescue Pastor Bulus Yikura who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in 2020.
Vanguard reported that the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 2, noted that it is important for the cleric to be rescued before the expiration of the deadline given by the insurgents.
The House made the demand in response to a motion of urgent national importance at the plenary, raised by Hon Ahmadu, the lawmaker representing Chibok federal constituency.
Ahmadu disclosed that Pastor Bullus Yikura was abducted in December 2020, when the insurgents attacked Pemi Village of Chibok local government area of Borno state.
The lawmaker expressed worries that the insurgents might harm the pastor if he is not rescued before the Thursday, March 4, 2021, ultimatum given by the group.
The House then adopted the motion and called on the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and other relevant agencies of government to come to the aid of the victims of the Pemi Village attack.
Daily Trust reported that he made the disclosure at a security meeting with some stakeholders, including traditional rulers, from the five affected local government areas at Government House, Lafia, on Monday, March 1.
The governor noted that the terrorists are now regrouping in five out of the 3 local government areas of the state.
In another news, a former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has said military operations cannot address the menace of armed banditry in the north.
The outspoken politician said in a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, February 26, that the northern region's elite's injustice against the ordinary masses is the cause of the insecurity in the region.
The young politician claimed that 90% of the cause of the Boko Haram menace can be attributed to social neglect than ideology.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.