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Senate asks federal government to commence rehabilitation of those affected by Auno killings

Senate asks federal government to commence rehabilitation of those affected by Auno killings

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked.



Lawan said this today while speaking on a motion sponsored by the senator representing Borno central, Kashim Shettima on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno.



The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone, but some senators have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.



The senate president said when targets are set for appointees, they are likely to perform better.

Speaking earlier, senator representing Benue north-east, Gabriel Suswam, said the insurgency should be dealt with differently.



Thereafter, the senate asked the federal government to commence rehabilitation of the affected communities.

The upper legislative chamber also asked the defence headquarters to investigate the attack in Auno.

Meanwhile, Senator Kashim Shettima says it is unfair for Nigerians to demonise President Muhammadu Buhari because of the escalating insecurity in the country.

Briefing journalists after today’s plenary, he said finding solutions to the country’s security problems is more important than apportioning blame on the country’s leadership.

It will be recalled that President Buhari was on Wednesday booed when he paid a sympathy visit to Maiduguri, Borno state capital.

Shettima, who was also former Borno State governor, however, described the incident as “very unfortunate”, saying the booing maybe that Borno residents’ expectations on the war against Boko Haram insurgents were exaggerated.

The lawmaker said Borno residents love Buhari and are fully in support of his government and the security establishments.

He, however, called for cooperation among Nigerians in addressing insecurity, saying, fighting insurgency is a collective responsibility.”

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