The Senate today urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare total war on the Boko Haram fundamentalists.
After an extensive debate on the state of insecurity in the country, the Senate called on the president launch war against the sect
Coming back from recess, Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba moved a motion on “Threat to National Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Nigeria by Insurgents,” which was debated by members.
The Senate resolved that the President declaring a total war on the Boko Haram sect was the only way to put an end to their terror acts in the country.
The Senate President, David Mark, touched on the growing atrocities of the Boko Haram sect and the need for decisive action on the part of government.
Senator Mark stated, “There is no difference between what Boko Haram is doing against Nigeria and what an enemy country waging war against Nigeria would have done.
“The issue is beyond that of mere internal security. It is about how we execute the war. If Boko Haram has captured most parts of the country we represent and has created a caliphate, it means that some of the senators from those areas can no longer be in this chamber. This is why we must pay urgent attention to the matter.”
The motion was passed unanimously with the Senate resolving to send a delegation to President Goodluck Jonathan on the matter.
The House Of Representatives also considered a motion on the matter and resolved to also meet with the President.