Members of House of Representatives invited Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, to address the nation on measures taken to tackle rising cases of killings, banditry, armed robbery and kidnappings.
This followed a motion on the urgent Need for Federal Government’s Intervention on the Ongoing Wanton Killing of Innocent Persons, Destruction of Property, Armed Robbery and Kidnapping by Heavily Armed Bandits Operating Within Safana/Batsari/Dansamu Federal Constituency in Katsina state.
The motion was moved by Ahmed Dayyabu-Safana at plenary. Safana said that some villages within his constituency had been serially attacked with many people killed by armed bandits.
He said that as an immediate step in containing the evil activities of the heavily armed bandits, the president should urgently declare a state of emergency in the federal constituency.
The recent spate of the said attacks on members of my constituency has reached an alarming stage as the perpetrators of this act continuously kill innocent persons in my constituency.
They set their homes ablaze while defenceless men and women are abducted to an unknown destination. Up to four villages within my constituency are currently under attack in the last 48 hours.
The House, therefore, urged the Federal Government to deploy the military to the areas under attack to assist the police and other security agencies in flushing out the criminal elements operating in the constituency.
It also called for the declaration of state of emergency in the area while urging the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA to urgently provide relief materials to the victims of the attacks.