The Senate on Wednesday directed its committee on Police Affairs headed by Senator Tijjani Kaura, to probe the unending killings going on in Zamfara State.
This was sequel to a motion to that effect, moved by Kaura, who drew the attention of the Senate to the wanton killings and kidnappings being carried out on daily basis in Zamfara State by mindless killers.
He said despite the recent intervention made by the Presidency to stem the ugly tide, that the killings remained unabated and even increasing on daily basis.
He said, “As of today (Wednesday), over 100 people were kidnapped spreading across the 14 local government areas in the state.
“Out of the 100, 90 are from my senatorial district in the ratio of 45, in Shinkafi, 12 in Zurmi, 13 Birnin Magaji and 10 in Kaura Namoda local government areas.
“These dastardly acts of kidnapping and killings need to be urgently tackled by relevant authorities and thoroughly investigated by the Senate to save the state from being totally wiped out by mindless criminals and bloodthirsty killers “, he said.
A more pathetic picture of the situation on the ground in the state was painted by Senator Kabiru Marafa in his contribution to the motion.
He said one of the recently kidnapped people in the state was a pregnant woman who eventually gave birth in captivity.
Marafa said, “The killings and other deadly crimes in Zamfara are getting too rampant and we need to do something very drastic.”