The Senator representing Niger North Senatorial district, Sabi Abdullahi, has called on the Senate to take action over the attacks of bandits in the Niger State.
Abdullahi who spoke under order 43 of Senate rules condemned the recent attacks in the senatorial district, he wondered how the bandits successful kidnapped people without the security operatives helping the situation.
The lawmaker while speaking on the floor of the house noted that criminals were operating from government reserves without any resistance from the security agents.
He called on the military to come to their aid following the recent attacks in the senatorial district.
Abdullahi said, “The personal explanation, I want to make here has to do with the unfortunate incident of insecurity in Niger State.”
“A few days ago, I was disturbed that there was kidnapping along Mokwa – New Bassa Road in Niger State.”
“The kidnapping of some of our Constituents, one of which turned out to be an Imam attached to a mosque located in the Emir of Borgu Palace.”
“Mr President, this issue I would say is turning into another rampant thing along that corridor. You may recall that on that route, we have the zuguruma sector and I think the bandits were operating on that route.”
He further stated that bandits are hiding in a forest reserve located in Bariga Local Government Area. The lawmaker called on the upper chamber to take steps to stop the level of insecurity in Niger State.
“This is to say that we are taking the issue of insecurity seriously and we have to take events as it happens and it even give credence to the fact that we need to take urgent action.”
“This insecurity started somewhere and it is expanding. It is expanding on the corridors of forest reserves which is one important point we need to take note of.”
“It is expanding to the border with the Benin Republic and we need to take serious action and as a way of calling on the Army formation around there, they should please take action”.