Some people believed to be Ambazonia separatists from Southern Cameroon have hit Manga community in Takum local government area of Taraba state.
The development is coming at a time the country is grappling with insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other related security challenges almost on daily basis.
For instance, some 24 hours after President Muhammdu Buhari ordered that bandits who killed 15 residents in Sokoto state be brought to book, the hoodlums struck again, killing another 14.
Also, the bandits upped their game in Niger state, killing a hunter and abducting 63 residents.
Alerting the nation to the attack on Manga community, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (PDP Taraba South) said the Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty was under threat.
The lawmaker spoke Wednesday while coming under a point of order during the commencement of plenary.
He bemoaned the killing of the village head of Manga community and some other residents whose identities were yet to be identified, even as the invasion had led to the sack of the entire village.
The lawmaker who said Manga village is 20 kilometers away from Kashimbilla Dam, therefore, called on the military to immediately swing into action to prevent the eventual occupation of Manga community by the separatists.
He said: “I rise this morning to draw the attention of our country men and particularly our security agencies to this unfortunate incident which undermines our integrity and sovereignty as a nation.
“Takum local government houses the 23 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, and so Mr. President, it is my humble submission that the Nigerian Army should rise to the challenge and curb this wanton territorial expansion.
“Their (separatists) motive is yet unknown, whether they want to expand territory or lay claim for Southwest Cameron is not yet clear.
“As I speak, a number of individuals have gone missing and their whereabouts are yet unknown. The village also is razed down.”
Thereafter, the Senate held a minute silence to honour those killed during the raid.