House Of Reps Committee Seeks Military Support In Boundary Dispute
By Martha Obi, Abuja
The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on International Boundary Dispute between Cameroun and Nigeria are seeking maximum security for the people of the disputed territory.
The Chairperson, Beni Lar made this known when the committee paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.
According to Lar, the committee was established as a result of a motion on the case of displacement of Boki Local Government area of Rivers State by Cameroun.
She said, “The House has following this action, resolved to constitute an ad hoc Committee to investigate and access the case for a thorough understanding of the situation.”
She commended the CDS over the significant improvement in security during his short time as Chief of Defence Staff.
While commiserating with the CDS on the recent loss of military personnel in Imo state, the Chairperson noted that the committee is also mandated to ensure maximum security is in place in the disputed areas.
General Musa while responding pledged to provide adequate security and logistics support to the committee.
He thanked the National Assembly for it’s continuous support to the Armed Forces, particularly, in areas of appropriation.
He noted that although the job given to the committee is daunting, he expressed confidence in the ability of the personalities involved to do a thorough job.