HOUSE MINORITY CAUCUS DECRIES HEIGHTENED ATTACKS BY TERRORISTS, BANDITS
Written by Samson Ojeniran on August 25, 2021
The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed worry over escalated acts of terrorism and bandit attacks across the country particularly Monday’s invasion of the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, resulting in the killing and abduction of military officers.
In a statement by the House minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, the Caucus decried the heightened attacks on military formations and mindless killings and maiming of innocent Nigerians by bandits and terrorists in various parts of the country despite assurances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The caucus says “It is lamentable that hardly a day passes without the nation being jolted by reports of gruesome mass killings, abductions, arson and mindless plundering by terrorists and bandits who are now freely operating on our highways, schools and communities in various parts of the country”.
They described the situation as “extremely horrifying” especially in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Yobe, Benue, Borno, Niger and other states across the nation where killers and kidnappers are now having a field day raiding communities and killing Nigerians.
The lawmakers condemned the attack on Yelwan Zangam community in Jos, Plateau state, were about 35 persons were killed barely a week after innocent travelers were ambushed and brutally murdered in the state.
The minority caucus demanded for immediate and decisive action by the APC-led Federal Government to check the ugly trend and called for forensic investigation into the circumstances that enabled the invasion of the NDA and subsequent killi
and abduction of officers.
(Editor: Nkoli Omhoudu)