Lawmaker raises alarm over bandit attacks on constituency

Lawmaker raises alarm over bandit attacks on constituency

The Senator Representing Niger East Senatorial District at the Senate, Mohammed Sani Musa has raised alarm over the incessant killings of his constituents by bandits who have continued to wreak havoc on communities in Shiroro, Rafi and Munya local government areas of Niger State.
He lamented that despite several appeals and outcry by himself and the people, the situation has remained unabated as the bandits continue to unleash terror on the people.
This was contained in statement issued by the lawmaker following fresh attacks by bandits in some communities of Shiroro and Munya local government areas that have lasted for more than five days. He described as unfortunate the fresh attacks in the area from 14th of  January which has left two persons, including a Village Head dead while over thirty persons have reportedly been abducted.
According to him “For several months now, my people (the people of Niger East) have not had a moment of solitude. Bandits have taken away sleep from their eyes, be it in the day time or at night. Many lives have been cut short, women have been raped, some even before their spouse, children have been turned to orphans and many have been abducted with huge ransoms being demanded. Cattle are being rustled, farm produce and other valuables are stolen. This is besides thousands of persons who have been rendered homeless.”
He lamented that despite several calls and appeals to concerned authorities for action on the situation, not much has been done adding that he was forced to cut short his trip after he received news of the fresh attacks by the bandits.He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the State Governor and all service chiefs in the country to provide lasting solution to the menace.
“I have no doubt that the Federal Government has the capacity to tackle the problem once and for all, considering the efforts of Mr President at tackling the insurgency in the north east since his assumption in office.
“I also wish to call on the Governor of Niger State, Dr Abubakar Bello not to relent in quest towards handling this unforgettable situation. I urge him not to relent but to continue to deploy all necessary machinery to arrest the menace once and for all.
“While I commend the resilient efforts of the security agencies in the state, I also call on them to redouble their efforts by ensuring that the perpetrators of this heinous and dastardly acts are not only flushed out but arrested and adequately prosecuted. 
Musa assured his constituents of his unwavering determination to ameliorate their sufferings, particularly ensuring that the current security challenges in their communities are brought to an end and urged them to cooperate with security agencies by providing useful information that will help their operations.
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