Reps Speaker Abbas demands investigation of bandits’ attack in Zaria

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By Samson Atekojo Usman

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has demanded an immediate investigation of the bandits’ attack at the Kofar Gayan area of Zaria that led to the killing of two persons on Saturday night.

The suspected bandits reportedly invaded the area, shot sporadically, and unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap some residents.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker condemned the development and described the deaths as unfortunate.

He said the killings, coming a little over 24 hours after the deaths of several individuals during the collapse of parts of the Zaria Central Mosque, were most unfortunate, barbaric, and abhorrent.

The statement noted that the recurring attacks in parts of Zaria in Kaduna North Senatorial District were unacceptable and insisted that a thorough investigation must be carried out this time to unravel the circumstances behind the endless attacks.

He urged security agents to up their game in the protection of lives and property, which is their primary responsibility, stressing that citizens, wherever they may be, should be safe to go about their businesses at any time of the day.

He said: “The attack that led to the killings of our two innocent brothers at Kofar Gayan was most calamitous, horrendous, tragic, heinous, and disgusting.

“It was most unfortunate that when innocent people were going about their normal and legitimate activities, others were planning evil to disturb the peace enjoyed by everyone.

“The action of those behind this dastardly act stands condemned, and I call on the security agencies to swing into action immediately to fish out the perpetrators. This evil act must not be allowed to go unchecked.”

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