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Senate demands probe into Auno attack

The Senate on Thursday called on the Defence Headquarters to set up a panel to investigate what transpired at Auno and find measures to forestall future occurrence”.

The Senate also held a minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives during the Boko Haram attack in Auno village, near Maiduguri, Borno State by terrorists.

These resolutions by the Senate followed a motion sponsored by Senator Kassim Shettima (Borno Central) on the unfortunate attack on Auno village by terrorists recently.

The upper chamber further called on the military authorities to urgently establish a base at Auno village to prevent future attacks.

According to the resolutions on Thursday, the Senate said it will also urge the Federal Government through NEMA and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to send relief materials to the families of those affected as well as rehabilitation of the village.

The legislators also urged the military and all relevant agencies involved in the fight against Boko Haram to rejig their approach towards fighting insurgency in the North East and other parts of Nigeria.

The Senate afterwards resolved to “urge the military authorities to establish a base in Auno to intensify their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the North.

President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri on Wednesday to commiserate with the victims of the onslaught.

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