Insurgency: NBA Doubts FG’s Capabilities As Senate Calls For Military Onslaught On Boko Haram

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday, expressed doubt at the Federal Government’s capacity to end insurgency by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram.

National President of the association, Chief Okey Wali, SAN, while speaking at a valedictory court session in honour of a retiring Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Christopher Mitchell Chukwuma-Eneh in Abuja, observed that the Federal Government has only been reacting to attacks by the violent group, rather than being proactive.

“The pity of it all is that government appears helpless on how to stop these attacks, being reactionary all the time and not proactive”, the National President of the body, Chief Okey Wali, SAN, who read the speech, added.

Meanwhile, Senate President, David Mark, who received protesters on the abduction of secondary school girs in Chibok Borno State at the National Assembly on Wednesday, will in the company of 21 other senators meet with President Goodluck Jonathan this evening to push for a full scale military action in the troubled North East, with a view to releasing the abducted girls.

The delegation, according to Senator Mark, who announced this during yesterday’s plenary, included all senators from the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

The senators are expected to convey Tuesday’s resolution of the Senate calling for declaration of full scale war against insurgents in the North East to the president.

Mark confirmed this in his announcement as he said the meeting is solely aimed at finding means of rescuing the abducted girls and end insurgency as a whole in the country.

He therefore called on all invited senators to meet at his residence in the evening for onward movement to Aso Rock Villa for the meeting which he said, would hold at 10 p.m.

It would be recalled that the Senate had, during its Tuesday’s plenary, passed a resolution calling on the president to move all military might and strength to the troubled states, given the dimension at which insurgency in the areas has gone.

The lawmakers equally asked the president to seek the assistance of ECOWAS and the United Nations to provide technological measure towards rescuing the abducted girls safely.