Against the backdrop of incessant killings in parts of Kaduna State, the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the National Assembly will engage security agencies in the country with a view to up scaling operations in hotspot areas to avert the killings of residents of Kaduna South senatorial district.
Lawan gave the assurance following a point of order raised by Senator Danjuma La’ah (PDP, Kaduna South) on the killings in Kaduna South at plenary, yesterday.
This is also as the Senate has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to direct the immediate deployment of a Semi-Permanent Platoon of soldiers to decisively uproot bandits and insurgents seeking refuge in Jigawa communities after fleeing the wrath of security agencies in some northern states.
Senator La’ah coming under Order 43 of the Senate Standing Rules, lamented the incessant killing of his people in Kaduna South by suspected armed bandits.
“I wish to bring a request before this Senate, that there is incessant killings in Kaduna South, which I’m seeking the help of the Senate to send military men and police to help us overcome the situation in southern Kaduna.
“It has become a very serious matter that many people are being
killed. The situation is very embarrassing and I’m pleading with the National Assembly to request the Federal Government to send the Police and armed men to protect the lives of my people and their property.
“It is unbecoming, as this situation has been on for many years and it has got to this point even though I’ve been complaining.
“The situation as at the other time was calmed down, but it has started again, and I pray the National Assembly will help to provide military men to help the situation,” La’ah said.
Ruling on the point of order, the Senate President expressed the willingness of the National Assembly to engage security agencies with a view to upscaling operations around areas prone to attacks in Kaduna South.