Representatives instruct IGP and security chiefs to eradicate bandit activities in Kaduna


The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba and department heads to step up operations to completely eradicate the activities of bandits in Kaduna state.

The resolution was adopted following the adoption of a motion sponsored by the Hon. Shehu Balarabe.

In his main debate, the Hon. Balarabe lamented that the murders and kidnappings of innocent citizens in the constituency by armed bandits have taken on an unbearable dimension and have become the order of the day.

“The Chamber recalls that the persistent and increasing cases of attacks, killings and kidnappings of armed bandits in Giwa and other local governments, which have continued to this day, have been brought to the attention of the House several times.

“The Chamber also recalled that these armed bandits had shot dead a member of the Kaduna National Assembly representing the constituency of Giwa West, the Hon. Rilwanu Aminu Gadaga on December 13.

“The Chamber further recalled that these bandits had recently massacred 40 people in villages in Giwa constituency, setting fire to several houses, destroying motorcycles and other property.

While acknowledging the efforts of the Kaduna state government and various security agencies to counter armed bandits and stop the killings, the lawmaker expressed concern that despite current efforts by the government and security agencies , these bandits mercilessly and mercilessly strike innocent citizens.

To this end, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, as well as the National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and of social development to intervene by providing relief materials and support to affected victims.

The House also tasked its disaster management committee to visit the local government, access the situation and report back within two weeks for further legislation.

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