The Senate has called for re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders as part of its suggestions to end insurgency in the northeast.
The call was made in a motion moved by Senator Aishatu Ahmed who represents Adamawa Central senatorial district in the red chambers.
The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, said the lawmakers would not rest until the security challenges in the country are surmounted.
Lawan stated that the Senate ad hoc committee on security architecture would next week submit its report for deliberations.
According to him, “We are not going to rest on our oars until we are able to provide solutions to the insecurity in the country.
“This is the essence of our being in government and of course, it would require that we work with the House of Representatives, the Executive as well as citizens. I believe that citizens need to be taken into confidence in the fight against insecurity.”
In a related development, the senator representing Yobe east, Ibrahim Gaidam, disclosed why he sponsored a bill to create a commission to oversee the de-radicalization of repentant Boko Haram insurgents.
Senator Gaidam on Monday said the proposed commission would help repentant insurgents to “re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society.
According to him, “the Bill for an Act to establish a National Agency for the education, de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant insurgents” would promote reconciliation and national unity.
“Provide an avenue for rehabilitating, de-radicalizing, and reintegrating the defectors, repentant and forcefully conscripted members of the insurgent group Boko Haram to make them useful members of the society.
“Provide an avenue for reconciliation and promote national security. Provide an-open-door and encouragement for other members of the group who are still engaged in the insurgency to abandon the group, especially in the face of the military pressure.
“Allow the government to derive insider-information about the insurgency group for greater understanding of the group and its inner workings.”