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Buhari condoles victims of Maiduguri killings



… Reps seek state of emergency
… Killings desecrate land – NLC

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, visited Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to sympathise with victims of last Sunday night’s killings in Auno area of the city.

  The attack was carried out by Boko Haram terrorists who killed over 30 travellers after more than 18 vehicles were set ablaze by them few kilometres from Maiduguri, which forced a closure of Maiduguri gate by the military this week.

  The president arrived around noon aboard a flight that departed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  President Buhari used the visit to reiterate his commitment to restoring security all over the country by continuously routing terrorists anywhere in North East.

  However, House of Representatives, yesterday, called on President Buhari to declare state of emergency on security throughout the federation.

  The call was made through an unanimous adoption of a motion of urgent national importance following Sunday night’s killings in Auno Village, near Maiduguri.

  But condemning the Auno kilings as one incident too many, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) tasked the president on recent security lapses, regretting that shedding of innocent blood continuously desecrates the land.

  President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, gave this position while speaking during the on-going 4th Delegates Conference of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) at University of Abuja, directing security agencies to consider a new strategy in the fight against insurgents in the country.

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