The National Assembly on Tuesday 14th July, 2020 during its plenary session agreed to engage security agencies scale up its operations over the killings going on in the Southern part of Kaduna State.
The NASS made this known through its Senate President, Ahmad Lawan while responding on a point of order raised by Senator Danjuma La’ah representing Kaduna South constituency at plenary.
La’ah who expressed his displeasure over the recent killing of his people by suspected armed bandits. In his exact words he said “I wish to bring a request before this senate, that there is an incessant killing 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”.
Senator La’ah said it has become a very serious situation seeing many people being killed, describing it as embarrassing, thereby seeking the help of the House in requesting the Federal Government to sent armed security to protect the lives and properties of the people affected.
He said “The situation as at other time has calmed down but it has started again, and I pray the National Assembly will help to provide military men to help the situation”.
According to La’ah the situation is unbecoming and it has been on for many years now before getting to this point despite his many complaints.
Reacting to the call to the issue raised by Senator La’ah the Senate President Ahmad Lawan expressed the readiness of the National Assembly to involve security agencies with the sole aim of increasing its operations around areas in Southern Kaduna that are prone to attacks.
Lawan also 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”.