THE Senate on Wednesday, called on the military to as a matter of urgency, swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of Manga community by Ambazonian Separatists from Southern Cameroon.
The group had invaded Manga community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State killing several people.
Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a Point of Order by the Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Taraba South who drew the attention of his colleagues to the matter that Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty is under threat.
Bwacha who came under Order 43 which is on personal explanation during plenary bemoaned the killing of the village head of Manga community and some residents.
He said, “I rise this morning to draw the attention of our country men 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 also is razed down.”