Declare State Of Emergency In Kaduna – Senate Tells FG
The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to declare a “security emergency” in Southern Kaduna.
The call followed a motion by Senator Danjuma La’ah (PDP, Kaduna), who told the Senate at plenary that since 2011 many communities in the senatorial district had been consistently attacked by herdsmen.
He said that such attacks had resulted in deaths, loss of property and displacement of indigenes of the communities.
“We are aware that there has been regular attack by armed herdsmen, the latest being on the 15th and 16th of October, 2016 in Godogodo community in Jama’a Local Government Area.
“Subsequent to the attacks, these herdsmen have virtually occupied the displaced communities and are grazing their cattle freely,” he said.
Contributing, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna) said the motion was an ample opportunity for senators to intervene in the crisis.
In his remark, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said it was clear and very important that the increase in violent killings was of great concern and that something needed to be done.
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