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Terrorism: Senate wants FG to consider other options for solution


Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday in Abuja advised the Federal Government to consider other “possible options” to end the spate of terror attacks in the country.

Ekweremadu gave the advice following a point of order raised on the floor of the Senate on the recent suicide car bomb attack in Kano, which killed many people.

Uche Chukwumerije (PDP-Abia) raised the point of order and was supported by Kabiru Gaya (ANPP-Kano).

Ekweremadu, who did not enumerate the “possible options”, said the relevant Senate standing committees would meet to recommend the options to the Federal Government.

He conveyed the condolence of the Senate to the relations of the victims of the incident and described the killings as “regrettable”.

The Senate later observed a minute silence in honour of the victims of the bomb blast.

Earlier, Chukwumerije and Gaya had expressed concern that “some forces” are bent on creating disunity among Nigerians.