The house of Representatives has urged security agencies to flush out criminal elements who are wrecking havoc in Zamfara state.
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance by a member from Zamfara state Hon. Kabir Ahmadu, on the need to halt the continuous and unending killings in the state.
Hon Ahmadu in leading the debate, stressed the need for the security and prosperity of the people to remain the primary concern of government.
The lawmaker expressed dismay at the frequent means through which bandits attack soft targets and cart away hostages, food, goods and services.
“These bandits abduct vulnerable women and students request for millions of Naira in ransom from the poor citizens who can no longer even access their farms for fear of attacks.
“The menace has also spread to communities in neighboring states.
Hon Ahmadu expressed sadness at the fact that schools, markets and other socioeconomic centers have all been forced to shut down, leaving the people in a state of helplessness.
He expressed concern that if necessary steps and measures are not taken, the territorial integrity and freedom of association, movement and engaging in making a living of the people will continue to be in serious jeopardy.
The lawmaker called on the Nigerian Armed Forces, Police and all other relevant security apparatus to come to the aid of the affected communities by mounting more check points and increase surveillance of the region.
Adopting the motion, the House resolved to set up an Ad-Hoc committee to liaise with the Armed Forces to ensure the prayers of the motion are complied with.