Senate Suspends Plenary To Honour 44 Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday adjourned its plenary in honour of the 44 soldiers who lost their lives in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists.

The decision to suspend the plenary session was taken after the Thursday proceedings, which lasted for about two hours.

The motion to suspend the plenary was moved by Senate President Bukola Saraki and seconded by the Minority Leader.

The plenary was adjourned till Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Speaking on the loss of 44 soldiers in northern Borno, Saraki said: “We must pay our respects to these brave men that have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for our own safety and peace in our country”.

Senator Bala Na’allah, in his remarks, disclosed that his cousin was one of the 44 soldiers killed during the attack by Boko Haram terrorists, and citing Order 42 and 52, he urged the Senate to take judicial notice of the incident.

The lawmakers observed a one-minute silence for those who lost their lives in the attack, and also agreed that the Senate Committee on Army would pay a condolence visit to the families of the deceased soldiers and the Chief of Army Staff.

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