Asks Defence Chief to begin process
By Christiana Ekpa
The House of Representatives asked the chief of defense staff to initiate a joint security operation in bordering communities of Taraba and Plateau states.
The House resolution followed the adoption of a motion on the “Urgent need for military intervention to flush out bandits in the areas” moved by Hon. Abdussalam Mubarak from Taraba State.
Hon. Mubarak said, the armed banditry in the area has seriously increased with several reported cases of killings, rape and kidnappings on daily basis.
He stated that the problem has totally paralyzed economic and agricultural activities in the area which may lead to hunger and poverty if not addressed.
He expressed concern that if the problem is not addressed, it will worsen the already volatile security situation in Taraba state.
Adopting the motion, the House urged the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development and the North/East development commission to assess the extent of damage and provide relief materials to Victims.
It also called for the establishment of military bases in the affected areas.