Terrorist Enclaves Identified In Kwara, Niger States – Senate

Written by on June 22, 2022

The Senate says terrorist enclaves have been identified within three local government areas of Kwara and Niger States.

This formed part of discussions raised after the upper chamber considered a motion on the worsening insecurity in Kainji Lake National Park and threat to communities in Kaima, Baruten and Borgu Local Government in Kwara and Niger states.

According to the sponsor of the motion, Senator Sadiq Umar, kidnapping and other forms of criminality have now become prevalent in communities close to Kainji Lake National Park and this has led to palpable fear in the communities.

The senate has, Kainji Lake National Park and the identified communities.

The Red Chamber therefore, asked the military to carry out a comprehensive onslaught of bandits and criminal elements within Kainji Lake National Park, especially Kaiama, Karonzi –Yashikira in Baruten local government, and Wawa and Babanna areas in Niger State.

Lawmakers also called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to send relief materials to victims within the affected communities.

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