25 November 2020 By Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives has expressed grave concern over the activities of kidnappers who engage in the abduction of students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State and other tertiary institutions across the Country.
This is contained in a motion on the Urgent need to address the security threats posed by the phenomenon of banditry particularly kidnapping and abduction in tertiary institutions across the nation sponsored by Mohammed Garba-Datti from Kaduna State.
In his lead debate, the lawmaker stated that the activities of the bandits were becoming a dangerous trend which created an increasing level of fear and unrest in these campuses and their environs.
He further observed that the State of insecurity in Nigeria has been a matter of grave concern adding that the trend has been on the increase despite Government efforts to put an end to it.
Datti Garba who stressed the need to ensure the safety of Nigerian students, called on the Inspector General of Police to set up a Police Unit at the campus to enforce security
The House thereafter mandated its Committees on Tertiary Education and National Security and Intelligence to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Education, the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector General of Police and other relevant agencies of Government to ensure compliance and report back within three weeks for further legislative actions.