Insecurity: Bandits kill victims even after collecting ransom of up to N10m – Lawmaker, Wase


The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase has revealed that bandits are now killing hostages after collecting millions in ransom in Plateau State.

Wase revealed this on Wednesday while responding to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Solomon Muren on the floor of the House.

He added that several communities have been ransacked by bandits and 1,000 cows stolen.

Wase noted that ordinary citizens are now forced to defend their communities. He added that resolutions by the House are now like statements.

“Today, the people in my constituency are looking for refuge. The villages that have now been sacked are quite very large in number. I have presented three motions on this matter. In my constituency, hardly will two days pass without someone being kidnapped and taking ransom from villagers. Ransom is not less than N10 million.

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“I have lost about five persons, they will take the ransom and still kill the person. At times, these things take place in places where you have security unit, shoot sporadically and adopt people,”

Following his motion, the House directed its Committee on Police Affairs and Army to invite the Inspector General of Police and the Chief of Army Staff.

Also, the House urged all security agencies to recruit enough personnel to help tackle the challenge of insecurity ravaging the country.

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