From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Bawa Wuse has lamented over nonchalant attitude and non-response by the security agencies during distressed call to safeguard the lives and properties of the people at the times of needs.
He made the observation when he received the Niger state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), George Uwem Edem at the House of Assembly in Minna, hence the need to change such attitude.
The speaker said this following two people who were said to have died with scores injured in a three hours robbery attack in Gwaraka community in Tafa Local government area of Niger state.
According to findings, the robbers were said to have stormed the community in the early hours of Monday at about 3 am as they raided house to house beating and robbing the people.
Wuse explained that the affected community was part of his constituency and he was called by the people after the robbers had completed their operations.
“My people called me, they said the robbers began the operation from 3am and moved from house to house. Two people were killed.” he stated.
The Speaker also decried lack of security in that community adding that in the raid of over three hours, no security was at hand to help the community.
“It is not fair that there is no police station in this community. Even the outstation has only two policewomen and what could they have done in a situation like this? “ the speaker lamented.
Wuse who lamented on the recent killings in the state bemoaned the security situation in the state stressing in the need for security agencies to put in their best and assist the state to curb the rising insecurities.
“We cannot continue to lose lives resulting from banditry, kidnapping, and robbery. The security situation in the state is getting out of hand and we need to find a way of addressing it.
“We must stand up as a state to collectively fight this menace; we cannot continue to allow it to happen. Our people cannot continue to suffer and face these problems all the time,” he concluded.