Ahmahdu Usman, lawmaker representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza constituencies at the House of Representatives, has recounted how a baby among the 30 travellers burnt to death by Boko Haram terrorists, was killed in Auno, Borno State, that Sunday night.
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The jihadi group also abducted several women, with the mother of the child said to be among them.
Usman, while speaking on the floor of the house on Wednesday, during a motion to urge President Mohammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency on security in the country, said the insurgents threw the only baby among the casualty into fire.
“Mr speaker, the baby was crying when Boko Haram wanted to take the mother. The baby held the wrapper of the mother. When the terrorists saw that the child will be a problem to them, they snatched the child and threw the child inside the fire,” he said.
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The lawmaker promised that he is ready to give his life, if will guarantee peace in the North-east.
“I’ve said without fear of any contradiction that I am ready to give out my life if those in the northeast can live in peace.
“The most painful thing on earth is for you to stay in your comfort zone while your constituents are dying like animals,” the lawmaker said.
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According to him, the massacre occurred as a result of negligence on the part of the Nigerian army.
He also accused the army of failing to take action, despite receiving fillers about the attack, hours before it happened.
“Failure or inability on the part of the Nigerian Army to have a constructive listening of intelligence gathering from the DSS and other relevant informants in the community led to this attack”.
He urged the speaker to treat the matter as a national issue and with a sense of urgency.
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“Mr Speaker, as far as I’m concerned, this is a national issue. It happened today in Borno but only God knows where next it will happen in the 36 states of the federation because of negligence or complacency on the part of our security operatives,” he added.