BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday said that the National Assembly will engage security agencies in the country to upscale their operations in hot-spot areas to avert the killings of residents of Southern Kaduna senatorial district.
Lawan gave the assurance at plenary while making remarks upon a point of order 43 raised by Senator Danjuma La’ah (PDP – Kaduna South).
Senator La’ah had lamented the incessant killing of his people in Southern Kaduna by suspected armed bandits and therefore sought the help of the Senate to send the military and police personnel to assist in overcoming the unfortunate situation in Southern Kaduna.
La’ah said; “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,” the lawmaker said.
Responding, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, expressed the willingness of the National Assembly to engage security agencies with a view to up scaling operations around areas prone to attacks in Southern Kaduna.
Lawan said; “I will suggest that we talk to the security agencies to upscale their activities around those hot spots in Kaduna, and this is something that we owe the Nigerian people”.