Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has written to the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, to provide him with security as he plans to visit victims of Boko Haram attacks in the North-East.
He plans to visit on or before Saturday.
The Speaker’s request was contained in a March 1 letter to the CDS, which was signed by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Sada Soli Jibia.
The letter, reads: “I have the honour to refer to the Resolution of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 on the Matter of Urgent Public Importance: Incessant killings of innocent civilians by gunmen in Gwoza, Damboa and Chibok local government areas of Borno State between December 2013 and February 2014 (Copy of the Votes and Proceedings attached).
“Consequently, the House mandated the Honourable Speaker to visit these places to commiserate with the government and people of the affected areas over the massacre.
“In view of the foregoing, I am directed to request the Chief of Defence staff to make necessary arrangements on or before Saturday 8th March, 2014 to facilitate the visit of the Honourable Speaker as mandated by the House of Representatives.
“While expressing my confidence that the Chief of Defence Staff will do everything possible to facilitate this visit, please accept the assurances of the Honourable Speaker’s highest regards”.