Insecurity: Assembly Urges Zamfara, Federal govt to proffer urgent solution


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on both Zamfara state and the Federal Government to gear more efforts in curtailing the decade’s old  precarious insecurity situation in the state. 

In a statement, the Director General, Press Affairs and Public Relations of the House, Mustafa Jafaru Kaura said, “the resolution of the House followed a motion raised by the House leader Hon Faruk Musa Dosara under matters of urgent public importance”.

Dosara is from Maradun local government area, where 76 students of Government Day Secondary School Kaya were abducted by bandits on Wednesday.

Hon Dosara who commended the efforts of the state government for enforcing some emergency rules aimed at curtailing the excesses of bandits and banditry activities in the state, called on the people of the state to show understanding and corporate with the government and security agencies.

He said that the punitive measures adopted by the government was only aimed at ending the insecurity challenges bedeviling the state for over a decade now.

Hon Dosara wondered why some unreasonable people of the state criticised the government for closing down all weekly markets in the state in addition to 6pm – 6am curfew in 13 local government areas of the state and 8pm-6am in Gusau the capital.

He described the critics as being unpatriotic, citing corona virus as a case in point where the Hajj operation was suspended by Saudi Authorities for fear of infection only, while the whole world was also put to a total luckdown but no one said anything. 

Dosara said as truly representative of the people at the grassroots, members of the State House of Assembly were in full support of the government’s laudable security initiatives aimed at getting the roots of the security menace that crippled almost all facets of economic activities of the state .    

In their separate remarks and contributions, Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma representing Maru North, Hon Mansur Muhammad Daki Takwas representing Gummi one, Hon Abdulnasir Ibrahim Gayari representing Gummi 2 as well as Hon Ibrahim T. Tukur Bakura representing Bakura local government area added their voices on the matter saying the emergency rules imposed by the the state government was timely .

However, in his contribution a member representing Kaura Namoda South, Hon Anas Sarkin Fada faulted the security agencies posted to the state for not responding to distress and emergency calls by innocent citizens whenever bandits attacked innocent people, describing the situation as most unfortunate. 

To buttress his point, Hon Sarkin Fada said that just recently, bandits attacked Kyambarawa community in his constituency but despite numerous calls put to security agencies in the area no security officer responded to the innocent people untill when the bandits unleashed their terror killing notable people and abducted  so many in the village a blame he squarely attributed to  the security agencies in the state. 

In his response, the presiding officer of the plenary, Deputy Speaker Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo commended his colleagues for their positive contributions on the mater and further ruled and passed a resolution calling on both the state and federal governments to do all the needful to end the protracted insecurity situation in the state. 

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