During its plenary on Tuesday, the Nigerian Senate ordered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to as a matter of urgency provide relief materials to the people of Tingno, Tito and Mbemun communities of Lamurde local government who were affected by the recent communal clashes that claimed over forty lives.
The resolution follows a motion moved by senator Binos Dauda Yaroe of the People’s Democratic Party who is representing the southern senatorial zone of Adamawa state.
“Concerned that in the early hours of Tuesday 12 May 2020, unknown gunmen launched attacks on Bolki and Gon, two village areas of Numan Local Government; two persons were killed in the attacks and the entire villages were burnt down and their livestock rustled.
“Further concerned that a few days later on Friday 15 May 2020, communal clashes erupted in Tingno and Sabon-Layi towns of Lamurde Local Government, where about 15 people are feared dead and large sections of the towns burnt down and properties worth millions destroyed.
“Disturbed that Mbemun village, a fishing community in Lamurde Local Government, was also attacked by unknown gunmen the following day, Saturday 16 May 2020, and the entire village razed to the ground, although no life was lost” the senator lamented.
He said the concerned was that such conflicts, which can be avoided, have degenerated into deadly communal clashes on many occasions in recent years.
As part of the Senate resolution, it also directed the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to carry out an urgent assessment of the destruction by insurgents of houses, public institutions and places of worship since December 2017 in Shelleng, Guyuk, Lamurde, Numan, Demsa and Mayo-Belwa Local Government Areas of the Adamawa State with a view to providing help for the