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Enough of Killings in Zaria, Other Parts of Nigeria, Says House Speaker, Abbas

He charged security agencies to descend on killers.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has condemned in strong terms, the attack by suspected bandits on Anguwar Dankali community in Zaria Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, during which four people were reportedly killed and five injured.
Bandits had on Friday night killed five residents of Zaria and abducted six other residents in an attack.
The incidents happened around 11 p.m. when the bandits stormed the Unguwar Dangali, under the Danmagaji area of the city to abduct innocent residents.
A resident said that among those abducted were housewives. He said those killed were at a social event when the bandits opened fire on them.

 “I can confirm five dead, while the six that sustained gunshot injuries are in critical condition, and the women kidnapped were also whisked away,” he said.
He described the situation as terrible, saying the security agencies arrived after the attackers left the scene.
Reacting in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the speaker said “enough is enough” on the killings in Zaria and other parts of the country, charging security agencies to “descend on the killers.”

He noted that the suspected bandits reportedly attacked the community, shooting nine people and abducting five others, who later escaped on the arrival of security operatives that engaged the attackers in a gun duel.
 Speaker Abbas commiserated with the families of the victims and the people and government of Kaduna State on the spate of attacks and killings of innocent Nigerians by bandits.
Abbas recalled, with pain, how some of his constituents were similarly killed in an attack earlier in August.

The Speaker lamented the reported killings not only in Zaria but also in other parts of the country, insisting that the lives and property of Nigerians must be protected and safeguarded as provided in the country’s constitution.
He said the security agencies should go after the suspects, apprehend them, and bring them to book.
He further charged them to prevent the loss of more lives and property across the country.

Juliet Akoje in Abuja

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