Suspected Ambazonian Soldiers Invade Taraba Community, Kill 11
EMERGENCY DIGEST- Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty appears to be under threat as Ambazonian Separatists from Southern Cameroon invaded Manga community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State killing several people.
A senator representing Taraba South, Senatorial District, Emmanuel Bwacha, who raised the alarm during the commencement of plenary on Wednesday bemoaned the killing of the village head of Manga community and some residents.
Senator Bwacha who is also the Senate Deputy Minority Leader said the invasion of the community by the separatists from neighbouring Cameroon led to the sack of residents of Manga Village.
According to the lawmaker, Manga Village is 20 kilometres away from Kashimbila Dam.
He therefore called on the military to immediately swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of Manga community by the separatists.
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 (the 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.”
The Senate, thereafter, held a minute silence to honour those killed by the Ambazonia separatists from Southern Cameroon in Manga community.