Policeman, five people killed, 30 kidnapped in Zamfara in one month – Rep member

The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised the alert over rising occurrences of kidnapping in Zamfara State, requesting the redeployment of more troops to the state to bring the circumstance under control
The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised the alert over rising occurrences of kidnapping in Zamfara State, requesting the redeployment of more troops to the state to bring the circumstance under control. The House solicited the Ministry of Defense to send extra troops in Zurmi and Shinkafi Local Government Areas of the state, especially Gurbin Bore town, a bordertown with Niger Republic.
The resolution was passed after a part from the state, Mr Abubakar Hussaini-Moriki, raise a motion to notify the House of the kidnapping of around 30 individuals in the last one month alone.
Hussaini-Moriki said the evening of October 26, for instance, bandits attacked Gurbin Bore, murdering a policeman and five different people. He also informed the House that the unknown attackers also razed 17 shops, houses and burnt 13 vehicles. The motion of urgent national importance, read partly, “No fewer than 30 persons were kidnapped in the last one month, including two minors of 10 and 11 years of age, and two female twins of marriage age, recorded in Dauran, Moriki, Binin Tsaba, Kabaka, Dorayyi etc.” The resolution was passed similarly as the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, condemned the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his better half and child by unknown people on Tuesday morning. The Speaker called on security organizations, particularly the police, to give sufficient security to all Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general decisions.
He communicated worry that the assassination attempt, which happened at Ekweremadu’s Apo Legislative Quarters’ living arrangement, suggested that no one was protected in the nation.
A statement by his media aide, Mr Turaki Hassan, quoted Dogara as saying, “There is no room for excuses anymore. The security agencies must be alive to their responsibility of securing the lives and property of Nigerians. This is unacceptable. “The police must ensure that the gunman and all those involved are not only apprehended, but brought to justice. “As the 2019 elections draw closer, it is of utmost importance that the police and other security agencies deploy their intelligence to forestall wanton killings and other violent acts that are programmed to cause fear and panic among Nigerians.
“These incidents must be nipped in the bud before they get out of hand. I commiserate with the Ekweremadu’s family and pray that God will continue to keep them safe.”

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