#Emotional: My cousin was commander of 44 slain soldiers — Senator Na’Allah
The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, 22 November 2018 adjourned plenary earlier than expected as regarding the death of the 44 soldiers who lost their lives while fighting Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno.
As regarding this issue, senator Bala Na’Allah brought to the notice of the senate that his Cousin, lieutenant Colonel Sakaba who was the commander of the slain soldiers. He lamented over his death during the course of the attack.
Senator Ahmed Lawan further spoke on the necessary measures to be taken before the soldiers are sent to the war front.
“The armed forces related committees should start to pay surprise visits not in large numbers so as to get better and more genuine information on the situation of those who are fighting” said Senator Ahmed.
“In addition to boosting moral for them, we should be able to intervene properly by knowing what they need to use to fight safely and how they can be protected. Let us show these people that even if a soldier dies, his or her family will not suffer.” said Senator Ahmed.
According to Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the death of any soldier should be taken seriously because they represent the best in us.
“No one cares about those people and their family. I am not sure we are taking good care of the safety of our soldiers. We are just throwing them at arms way and nobody cares about what happens to their families.”
“it is our responsibility as a parliament to ask correct questions. Anybody no matter where you are in this country must be of concern with the safety of these soldiers.”
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