We’ll Take Measures To Tackle Insecurity – Speaker Abbas

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Tajudeen Abbas, has said that the 10th National Assembly is taking measures to check the recent spate of attacks in some parts of the country.
Abbas stated this yesterday during a condolence visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Amb Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, over the collapse of parts of the Zaria Central Mosque last week which killed several people and injured many others during the Asr prayer, as well as the bandits’ attack that claimed two lives in Kofar Gayan area of Zaria.
The speaker expressed sadness over the incidents and assured the leadership and the people of the emirate that the House had taken measures to check further attacks in the area and Nigeria as a whole.
Abbas in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Musa Krishi, assured the emir that the military would establish a formation around some flashpoints to forestall future attacks on communities in Zaria and its environs.
He said: “I want to assure you that based on the way banditry wants to return, we in the House have taken some measures. We have started engaging the military, and they will come and establish a formation around the female school at the Kofar Gayan axis. They have assured us that they would do that.
“I also want to assure you that as a son of the land and one of the kingmakers in this palace, I am ready to contribute to the rebuilding of the mosque. When it’s time for the work, let me know so that I’ll contribute my quota to the rebuilding. We thank you for giving us this opportunity to come and condole with you.”
Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly Hon. Dahiru Liman, expressed sadness over the two occurrences and pledged to complement the efforts of the speaker and his colleagues towards rebuilding the collapsed mosque.
Responding, the Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmad Nuhu Bamali, expressed gratitude to the speaker and his entourage for the visit.
He said people of the emirate were thrown into grief due to the collapsed mosque and the bandits’ attack.
The emir assured the delegation that the funds donated by the lawmakers would be channeled toward reconstructing the damaged mosque which was built in 1835.


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