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Killings: Zamfara Assembly writes Defence Minister


The Zamfara House of Assembly has directed its secretariat to write a letter to Minister of defence, Mansur Dan’ali, over incessant killings and security challenges in the state.

The assembly gave the directive during plenary session in Gusau on Friday.

The decision followed a complaint by Abdullahi Dansadau representing Maru South Constituency, under matters of urgent public importance.

Dansadau said the killing of innocent citizens in the state by bandits was worrisome.

The matter was seconded by Mani Masamar-Mudi from Bukkuyum 1 Constituency and Aliyu Kagara, from Talata-Mafara South Constituency, where they urged the house to agree to write a letter to the minister.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Abubakar Gummi, who chaired the sitting, said members unanimously resolved and agreed to write a letter to the minister to complain about dwindling security situation in the state.

They agreed to request for additional efforts from security agencies, especially in deployment of more security personnel to the state.

During same sitting, the Assembly adopted new legislative calendar for the 2018/2019 session.

The adoption followed a motion moved by Leader of the house, Isa Abdulmumin.

Abdulmumin said “today’s sitting marked the end of the 2017/2018 legislative year of this house.

“I am therefore appealing to members to support this motion and agree to close this house as our legislative calendar for 2017/2018 has expired.

“As we know, our target is to have not less than 183 sittings in a year, and today’s sitting happens to be the
185th and therefore we have meet the required target in this regard.

Consequently, the house unanimously resolved to go on recess until July 2, 2018.