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Boko Haram: Senate Urges Military To Beef Up Security In IDPs Camps

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The Nigeria senate, on Thursday, urged the military to beef up security in the Internally displaced Persons(IDPs) camps in order to protect them from insurgents attacks.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, in a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, totally condemned the recent attacks in IDPs’ camps by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Recall that few days ago, scores of persons including women and children were reportedly killed after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the IDPs camp in Dikwa, Borno.

Saraki, while sympathising with victims of the attack, advised security forces to step up intelligence gathering activities in order to prevent future attacks.

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He said, “My heart goes out to those that lost their lives and loved ones in this tragic event of Tuesday in IDPs’ camp in Dikwa, Borno.

“We cannot continue to live in the fear and agony of insurgency in our father land.

“The government is doing its best and likewise, our security forces are working hard and we sincerely acknowledge their efforts so far.

“We can feel the positive impact and effects; but as a country, we need to do more.

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“Our call goes to the world powers to come to our aid; we need help regarding terrorism,’’ Saraki said.