Senate condemns Auno killings, urges FG to send relief aids

The Senate on Thursday condemned the gruesome killings of stranded travellers by Boko Haram terrorists on the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway on Sunday.

The Senate urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to send relief items to the affected families and rehabilitate the affected communities.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday made a similar call.

The Senate came to these resolutions after former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, who is the senator for Borno Central District where Auno village is situated, lamented the massacre.

The military had barred the travellers plying the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway on Sunday from entering Maiduguri after its 6 p.m. deadline for shutting the highway’s gate.

The gate was erected to check the influx of insurgents into Maiduguri.


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