The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to intensify efforts to secure immediate rescue of the abducted female students.
The Senate President, David Mark, will on Wednesday evening lead 21 other senators to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan on the recent abduction of over 250 girls by insurgents in Chibok, Borno State.
Mr. Mark, who made the announcement during Wednesday’s plenary, said the meeting was aimed at finding ways to rescue the affected girls and end insurgency in the nation.
He said the meeting, slated for 10 p.m., would hold at the Aso Rock Villa.
The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to intensify efforts to secure immediate rescue of the abducted female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok.
It also urged the Federal Government to seek the assistance of ECOWAS and the UN for modern equipment to aid the search and rescue.
Members of the delegation include – Boluwaji Kunlere, Babafemi Ojudu, Zainab Kure, Alkali Jajere, James Manager, Helen Esuene and Chris Anyanwu.
Others are Ali Ndume, Ahmed Zannah, Maina Lawan, Ahmed Makarfi, Mohammed Magoro, Ahmed Lawan and Ahmed Barata.
The others are Barnabas Gemade, Sola Adeyeye, Bindowo Jibrilla, Ehigie Uzamere, Bello Tukur, Bukar Ibrahim and Uche Chukwumerije.
The meeting will also afford senators from the affected areas opportunity to relay intelligence at their disposal to the President.
About 273 girls were abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram a fortnight ago with 43 of them now accounted for and reunited with their parents. Many of the 43 escaped from their abductors.
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