In recent weeks, Zamfara State is one of the Northern States which is mostly affected by the attacks by the bandits who killed and kidnapped innocent citizens, particularly the school children.
In their efforts to put an end to the attack, the Zamfara State House of Assembly suspended two of its members for their alleged involvement in banditry in the State.
The two lawmakers are to stay off the assembly pending the conclusion of investigations on the sanitary allegations.
This was made available to the newsmen by the Director- General Press Affairs and Public Relations of the Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura.
He said, ” They are also to appear before the House Committee on ethics and privileges in conjunction with security agencies that are assigned by law to investigate them. ”
” These are part of the resolutions reached just now at the House plenary presided over the speaker of the House Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’ azu Magarya under matters of urgent public importance, ” Kaura said.
Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria has disclosed that the current insecurity in the country didn’ t start from President Buhari’ s administration, stated that they met an insecure country in 2015.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the insurgency was the main problem under the former administration, but banditry, kidnapping, cultism have added to the present insecurity across the country.
He further stated that the government is working on how to end these problems, adding that they are making progress in their fight against criminals.
He said, ” We met an insecure country, we went at it, and there was some stability, and after a while, it exploded again, and it became hydra- headed.
” Insurgency was the main problem then. Banditry, kidnapping, cultism [later] came in and all sorts of things. The issue is that security is a big elephant in the room.
” The government is working at it seriously. There is progress, but some people want to mistake it for stagnancy, ” He added.