Senate observes a minute silence for slain 44 soldiers, adjourn plenary as mark of respect

The Nigerian Senate
The Nigerian Senate

The killing of the 44 servicemen and women of the Nigeria Army came as a shock to many at a time when the military authorities continuously claim that the Sambisa forest terror groups have been defeated.

Few days back, report has it that 44 military personnel partaking in the fight against the terror groups in Bornu State in the west African country of Nigeria were killed by the insurgents of Boko Haram.

The senate in its plenary of November 22, 2018 observed a minute silence to respect the fallen heroes who died in the course of defending the Nigeria nation. They also went ahead to direct the Senate Committee on Army to arrange to pay a condolence visit to the families of the slain soldiers.

The senate also mandated the Committee on Defence and Army to ensure adequate measures are taken to prevent such massacre from happening again by investigating the circumstances that led to the killing of the 44 soldiers in a bid to establish preventive measures.

There were also calls for senators to form delegations that will go and visit the soldiers on the battlefield. All proceedings were stepped down to honour the fallen heroes while adjourning plenary on that note till November 27, 2018.

“Senate Leader moves that all items on the order paper be stood down to another legislative day in honour of the lost souls. Minority Leader seconds” tweeted The Nigerian Senate.

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