- Emmanuel Bwacha, the Senator representing Taraba South, raised the alarm that Nigeria’s sovereignty was under threat
- He said Ambazonia separatists from Southern Cameroon invaded the Manga community in the Takum local government area of the state
- According to him, the separatist in the process killed the village head and some residents and also set houses on fire
The newspaper is quoting Senate deputy minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, who claimed that the suspects gunned down the village head and some residents of the community
.The lawmaker, coming under a point of order during Senate plenary on Wednesday, November 17,said the residents were killed during an invasion of the community by the Cameroonian separatists, who also razed down the village.
Killing of 322 police, 642 soldiers, indicate we are in very difficult circumstances, Northern Elders lament
He consequently called on the military to immediately swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of Manga community by the separatists.
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“I rise this morning to draw the attention of our countrymen and particularly our security agencies to this unfortunate incident which undermines our integrity and sovereignty as a nation.
“Takum local government houses the 23 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, and so Mr. President, it is my humble submission that the Nigerian Army should rise to the challenge and curb this wanton territorial expansion.
“Their (Separatists) motive is yet unknown, whether they want to expand territory or lay claim for Southwest Cameroon is not yet clear.
“As I speak, a number of individuals have gone missing and their whereabouts are yet unknown. The village also is razed down.”
Gunmen invade church in Kogi state, kill one, abduct three
It was reported that the incident happened on Sunday morning, September 19 at the ECWA church in Okedayo in Kabba Bunu local government area of the north-central state.
The abductors attacked the church while the Sunday service was still ongoing. The church is said to be situated along the expressway of Kabba-Okene road.