Reps northwest caucus urges FG to end banditry, insecurity in region

The House of Representatives caucus from the North-West has called on the federal government to end the spate of banditry and other security challenges bedevilling the region.

Speaking at the end of its meeting, Vice chairman of the caucus, Aminu Sani Jaji said this has become necessary in view of the fact that the region has for so long suffered attacks by bandits resulting in deaths and injuries of scores of innocent citizens.

Jaji said the federal government should, as a matter of urgency, do whatever they can to ensure that farmers return to their farmlands for the upcoming farming season.

‘We called on the federal government to step up efforts in ensuring that the security challenges are brought under control, especially now that the raining season has set in and our people are getting set to resume farming activities.

‘As you are aware, our people are mostly farmer, and we believed that if the issues of insecurity are addressed, we will have sufficient food to feed not only our region, but the entire country.

He disclosed that the caucus also unanimously agreed to meet with the service chiefs, as well as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to discuss ways to end the menace so that the people can go back to their farmlands.

“We have also discussed the ongoing Abuja Kaduna road project, which is very dear not only to the people of the zone, but the country at large. We have raised concerns about the slow pace of work along the corridor by Julius Berger and have resolved to also meet with the relevant stakeholders, particularly the Minister of Works Sen. Dave Umahi to ensure the completion of the project.

‘The caucus also discussed the ongoing dualization of Kano to Katsina as well as Zaria to Sokoto roads projects, pledging to continue to engage the Minister of Works and the President to ensure that all ongoing road projects are completed,” he said.