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Incessant Banditry Attacks Worrisome, says Federal Lawmaker, Balele

Hon. Aminu Balele

The incessant banditry attacks in Katsina state and some other parts of the Northern Nigeria have been described as very worrisome by Hon. Aminu Balele, Reports www.totorinews.com

The Federal lawmaker representing Dustin-Ma/Kurfi Federal Constituency of Katsina state made this known on the floor of the House on Wednesday in Abuja.

Hon. Balele presented a motion titled: “The Need to Address the Incessant Banditry Attacks on villages in Dustin-Ma/Kurfi Federal Constituency of Katsina’’ at the plenary in Abuja on Wednesday.

“I represent the harmless and innocent people of Dustin-Ma and Kurfi Federal Constituency. There is an urgent need to address the incessant cases of banditry attacks on villages in my constituency, which have resulted in injuries and deaths of scores of innocent residents,” Hon. Balele said.

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Hon. Balele while speaking on the incessant attacks on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday

“On 12 June, that was designated as a Democracy Day. Ironically, it turned out to be a nightmare for the communities of Tashar Yaro, Koza, Kudewa villages, Geza, Sauyawa, Tamawa, and Maileda within Kurfi and Dutsinma Local Government Areas of Katsina State were attacked by bandits and scores were displaced.

“These banditry activities had led to the regular imposition of taxes on farmers before allowing them to access their farmlands.

“This sad situation has put the peolle at risk of losing their livestock to rustlers and having their shops burgled by the daredevil kidnappers in search of foodstuff.

“The incessant attacks by the bandits had led to low farming productivity, thus aggravating the food insecurity in the affected communities.

“Another painful reality is that, youth in the affected areas could end up with little or no income, thus worsening youth restiveness.

“I urged the federal government to initiate a coordinated Joint Security Operation by providing aerial surveillance and other combat,” he said.

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