BREAKING! Ekweremadu Calls for State of emergency to end Zamfara Killings
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has called for the declaration of a State of Emergency in Zamfara state as the federal lawmakers demanded a decisive action by the Federal Government to end the ongoing banditry in the state.
The Deputy Senate leader made the call today during the plenary session of the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Ekweremadu also called for the introduction of state police within the country’s security architecture.
He said the insecurity in the state has reached the point where the State of Emergency should be declared in Zamfara, to help stabilise the state.
Speaking at the session, a lawmaker, Senator Kabiru Marafa, stressed the need for the Federal Government to step up its efforts in solving the crisis in the state.
He presented a motion calling for its intervention, a situation where he said many lives have been lost and properties destroyed.
The Senator, who had on several occasions drawn the attention of lawmakers to the killings in Zamfara state, therefore asked for a Presidential Initiative in Zamfara with a ten-year life span to cater to the needs of displaced persons in the state.