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Insecurity: Zamfara Assembly laments persistant killings, writes minister


Zamfara House of Assembly has lamented over the security challenges facing the state by directing its Secretariat to write a letter to the Minister of defence, Mansur Dan’ali, to put an end to persistent killings.

The assembly gave the directive during plenary session in Gusau on Friday.

The decision followed a complaint by Alhaji Abdullahi Dansadau (APC, Maru South) under matters of urgent public importance, adding that the killing of innocent citizens in the state by bandits was worrisome.

The matter was seconded by Malam Mani Masamar-Mudi (APC, Bukkuyum 1) and Aliyu Kagara (APC, Talata-Mafara, South), where they urged the house to agree to write a letter to the minister.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Alhaji Abubakar Gummi, who chaired the sitting, said members unanimously resolved and agreed to write a letter to the minister to complain about dwindling security situation in the state.

They agreed to request for additional efforts from security agencies, especially in deployment of more security personnel to the state.

Meanwhile, unknown gunmen had on Tuesday kidnapped wife of the state’s Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Skill Acquisition, Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbin-bore and six children at Gurbin-bore town in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

Also kidnapped along with the commissioner’s wife and children were three other relatives.

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