House of Representatives has urged the National Security Adviser, Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and other Security Agencies to secure the immediate release of 136 Tegina Islamiyya students abducted by the unknown gunmen last week.
This followed a motion under matters of urgent national importance by a Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency in Niger State, Alh Sa’idu Musa Abdullahi on behalf of all members from Niger state in the house of Representatives.
Alh Sa’idu Musa Abdullahi, appealed to the security agencies to put in place effective strategies and counter measures to arrest the worsening insecurity in the State by providing drones and helicopters to track bandits’ hideouts in Niger State.
The lawmaker noted that Niger State government has been making notorious headlines in the news due to the worsening activities of bandits, kidnappers and bokoharam elements in the past few months and called for mutual synergy among the security agencies to stem the the tide.
He lamented that “only for these few days, a Prince from Kontagora and others were killed; serial abductions of innocent people from Suleja Local Government were reported; and bandits were seen operating along Zungeru, Tegina and Kontagora axis of Niger State for days and nights without resistance.
He confirmed that no fewer than fifty (50) communities across Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger State were sacked and over 3,000 people were displaced from their ancestral homes to seek refugees as the Military Bases in Allawa, Bassa and Zagzaga in the two Local Government Areas were overran by the insurgents in their renewed attacks recently;
The Lawmakers were disturbed that “the operations of the Nigerian Military, the Police, DSSS and NSCDC in the affected Local governments have not yielded the desired result as the bandits strike mostly in the day time and operate without any challenge from the security agents