Reps urged Buhari to adopt the use of foreign mercenaries to fight Boko Haram’s


The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged President Muhamadu Buhari to get foreign mercenaries to help in the fight against insurgents.

The House on Wednesday made the decision following a motion moved by Abdulkadir Rahis from Borno State on the recent spike in Boko Haram’s assaults on Maiduguri.

A modification by Mansur Sorro from Bauchi State urged the federal government to adopt using foreign fighters.

It would be recalled that governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State had on two occasions called for using foreign mercenaries. The governor raised the issue simply last week throughout the NorthEast governors forum.

He additionally made the options in 2020.

However, President Muhamadu Buhari as an opposition determines in 2014 kicked against the policy, which was in play by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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The House has now joined Governor Zulum to urge the President to rethink the choice of foreign paid fighters.

Moving the motion, Rahis, reminded the House of the 23rd of February assault by the insurgents that claimed sixteen lives and left 60 injured.

“The assault was one of the daring because the terrorists indiscriminately launched rockets into the city which inflicted mass destruction on the populace,” he said.


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