Reps tasks FG on landmines in North-East

Posted by News Express | 6 November 2015 | 2,908 times

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The House of Representatives has urged the Executive to clear the local government areas recently recovered from insurgents of landmines and the wreckage of military hardware left behind after the conflict.

This is in a bid to ensure the safety of people.

Moving the motion, Adamu Kamala, said that this was necessary as most of the people displaced as a result of the conflict had started returning to their homes.

He acknowledged the military’s major gains in its fight against insurgency in the northeast but warned that danger still lurks around for the residents as landmines litter the area.

The motion also called on the government to assist the victims and their families who have been affected by landmine explosions.

The motion was passed and referred to the Committees on Defence and Army. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

Source: News Express

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