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House Of Reps Committee To Give Quarterly Briefing On Security

Channels Television  
Updated November 24, 2021
A file photo of lawmakers during plenary at the House of Representatives chamber in Abuja.

 

The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on National Security to brief the House on a quarterly basis on steps taken to improve the security situation in the country.

The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance on the kidnap of some persons and murder of one, along the Kaduna – Abuja Road on Sunday.

The lawmakers lamented over what they described as the worsening state of insecurity despite huge amounts allocated to security.

Bandits had attacked the Kaduna-Abuja highway, killing a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sagir Hamidu.

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Hamidu who was a former director of Protocol in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), recently ran for the governorship position in Zamfara State and is said to have had his eyes on the seat come 2023 elections.

He was reportedly wounded fatally by bullets from the guns of the bandits who shot sporadically, leaving several others injured.

Witnesses say the gunmen also kidnapped many travellers and carted away some valuables they could instantly lay their hands upon.