House sum­mons Gusau, Da­suki, IGP over Zam­fara killings

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi & Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives yes­ter­day man­dated some of its com­mit­tees to in­vite min­is­ter of de­fence Aliyu Gusau, Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser Sambo Da­suki and In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Mo­hammed Abubakar to ap­pear and ex­plain the cir­cum­stances be­hind last week’s killings of scores of people in Zam­fara State.

In adopt­ing a mo­tion moved by Rep Ibrahim Shehu Gusau (PDP, Zam­fara), the House also urged the de­fence min­istry to “con­sider lo­cat­ing an army bar­racks in the af­fected lo­cal gov­ern­ments to fore­stall the re­cur­rences.”

The House also passed an­other res­o­lu­tion from Rep Mo­hammed Ogoshi Onawo (PDP, Nasarawa) urg­ing rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to has­ten the con­struc­tion of a mil­i­tary bat­tal­ion in Doma Lo­cal Govern­ment of the state in view of last week’s killings of Fu­lani herds­men al­legedly by soldiers in the state.

Daily Trust re­ports that be­tween last Thurs­day and Satur­day, over 200 people were killed in some vil­lages of Zurmi and Maru Lo­cal Govern­ment Ar­eas of Zam­fara State al­legedly by Fu­lani herds­men.

On the Zam­fara killings, the House fur­ther di­rected se­cu­rity agencies in the coun­try to “fish out the per­pe­tra­tors” and “bring them to jus­tice to serve as de­ter­rent to oth­ers.”

It fur­ther di­rected the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA) to deliver re­lief ma­te­ri­als to the dis­tressed cit­i­zens and re­solved.

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