JUST IN: A Very Sad Day In The Nigerian Senate, As Bukola Saraki Makes One Major Promise To The World 

By Post-Nigeria: October 16, 2018 17:36

JUST IN: A Very Sad Day In The Nigerian Senate, As Bukola Saraki Makes One Major Promise To The World 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has promised that the Senate will continue to work towards bringing to an end, the reckless and senseless killings in Nigeria.

The Senate President, condemned the murder of Hauwa Leman, an Aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, by boko haram insurgents.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, which was made available to Post-Nigeria, on Tuesday, noted that Humanitarian workers who work in crisis zones in Nigeria, to provide necessary support for victims, are the most selfless and courageous persons; and therefore, should never be targets of harm.

Also, the Senate, on Tuesday, observed a two-minutes silence, in honour of Leman.

This followed a motion raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and subsequent debate on the issue, where the Senate resolved to pay an official condolence visit to the family of the deceased.

The Upper Legislative Chamber, also resolved to ensure that the Federal Government, through its Security Agencies, takes necessary measures to secure the freedom of both Leah Sharibu, and other surviving members of the ICRC, being held hostage by the insurgents.

Speaking on the resolution, Saraki said: “Distinguished Colleagues, irrespective of the decision that we have taken, I believe that our Committees on Defence and Security, as part of their own responsibilities, should engage with the Security Agencies, to find out if there are other issues that need to be addressed, in order to prevent the reoccurrence of such sad incident.”

He also commiserated with the family of the deceased and the ICRC, over the unfortunate incident, and stated that the Senate will continue to work with the nation’s Armed Forces to stop the killings, and improve security across the country.

Post-Nigeria recalls that Saraki had earlier in a tweet on his personal handle, @bukolasaraki, wrote: “I join Nigerians and the international community in condemning the murder of Hauwa Leman – an aid worker with @ICRC, by boko haram.

“As I said on the 18th of September, 2018, Humanitarian workers who go into troubled spots to alleviate people’s sufferings, are some of the most courageous and selfless people on the planet. They are #NotATarget.

“My colleagues and I in the Nigerian Senate, remain committed to continue working with our Armed Forces, to find a lasting solution to these senseless killings by insurgents, and improve our security infrastructure”, he stated.

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