Worried by the rising cases of attacks by bandits and kidnappers on travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway and other roads in the country. Nigeria’s House of Representatives has called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to address this misnomer.
The House also mandated all its committees on security to interact with the security agencies every month and brief the leadership and the entire chamber on a monthly and quarterly basis on what the agencies were doing to address the security crises.
A member of the House, Mohammed Nalaraba, had moved a motion of urgent public importance at the plenary on Wednesday, lamenting over attacks on the road linking Kaduna with the nation’s capital city.
Nalaraba stated that there were security reports that bandits were regrouping at Rijana village along the Abuja-Kaduna highway just as he decried that despite the available intelligence, nothing had been done by security forces to flush them out.
He said it was unfortunate that criminals were now operating from their new hideouts unhindered.