Reps To Investigate Incessant Killings In Zamfara Communities


The House of Representatives has called for a thorough investigation into the reported cases incessant killings and destruction of lives and properties in some communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The call followed the adoption of a motion of “Urgent Public Importance, presented by Rep. Hassan Shinkafi (APC-Zamfara) during plenary in Abuja on Tuesday.

Shinkafi said that the attacks came at a period when citizens were experiencing hardship due to economic challenges

The lawmaker said the attacks had caused severe pains to residents of the affected communities.

He said many shops, houses, motorcycles, foodstuffs ,among others ,had been lost to the attacks.

The lawmaker said two police officers attached to Zurmi Police Divisional Headquarters were killed in one of the attacks.

Adopting the motion, the House urged the Inspector General of Police to set up a tactical team to unravel the mystery behind the attacks and report to the House in two weeks.

The House also urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to urgently support victims in the affected areas with relief materials

The House equally urged the Federal Government to deploy more military personnel to the affected areas to stop further attacks .

The House urged the C ommittee on Defence, Police Affairs, Humanitarian Disaster Preparedness and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance with the directive.(NAN)