Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, the lawmaker representing Taraba South Senatorial District, has warned that the territorial integrity of Nigeria is in danger of being breached following the killing of some persons In Taraba State, near the border with Cameroon.
Bwacha raised the alarm while bringing to the Senate’s attention the killing of the village head of Manga community and some residents in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State during plenary on Wednesday.
The Deputy Senate Minority leader alleged that Ambazonia, a separatist group in Cameroon, invaded Manga community and killed its indigenes.
He stated that the Manga Village is 20 kilometres away from Kashimbilla Dam and, therefore, called on the Nigerian Army to immediately swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of the 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 (Separatists) motive is yet unknown, whether they want to expand territory or lay claim for Southwest Cameroon 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 village also is razed down.”
Thereafter, the upper legislative chamber held a one-minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives in the attack.