The Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, yesterday, alerted the Senate, that the sovereignty of Nigeria had come under serious threat from the Cameroonians.
Bwacha, who gave the alert during plenary, said that the country’s territorial sovereignty was under threat following the invasion of Manga community in Takum Local Government Area by Ambazonia separatists from Southern Cameroon.
he lawmaker, who anchored his motion on Order 43 of the Senate Standing Orders, lamented the killing of the village head of Manga community and some residents in the unwarranted attack.
He said that the invasion of the community by the separatists from neighbouring Cameroon led to the sack of many residents of Manga village, noting that Manga village is 20 kilometres away from Kashimbilla Dam.
Accordingly, he called on the military to immediately swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of the Manga community by the separatists’ invaders.
He said: “I rise this morning to draw the attention of our countrymen and particularly our security agencies to this unfortunate incident which undermines our integrity and sovereignty as a nation.
“Takum Local Government houses the 23 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, and so Mr. President, it is my humble submission that the Nigerian Army should rise to the challenge and curb this wanton territorial expansion.
“Their (separatists) motive is yet unknown, whether they want to expand territory or lay claim for Southwest Cameron is not yet clear.
“As I speak, a number of individuals have gone missing and their whereabouts are yet unknown; the village has also been razed.”
The Senate held a minute silence to honour those killed by the Ambazonia separatists in the unprecedented attack.