Bornu Massacre: Senate directs Military to establish base in Auno

Yusuf Bello| The Senate on Thursday condemned the massacre of over 30 passengers in Auno town near Maiduguri on Sunday and asked the Nigerian Army hierarchy to immediately set up a camp in the town to protect travellers that may be caught up in the curfew.

The move followed a motion moved by the lawmaker representing Borno Central Senatorial District, in the National Assembly, Senator Kashim Shettima.

The upper legislative chamber equally observed a minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives during the attack.

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management was also asked by the Senate to immediately commence the supply of relief materials to affected residents as well as the rehabilitation of the village.

It will be recalled that the Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday killed about 30 passengers in Auno who could not enter Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, due to the curfew imposed on the city by the Army.

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