By Raphael Ekpang
Senator Muhammed Sani Musa (APC) representing Niger east has on Wednesday at the plenary drawn the attention of the Senate to the state of violence rocking Niger state, especially his senatorial district where “bandits have taken over”.
Musa, who raised a point of order to present his motion said at least 12 people have been killed and others kidnapped, including the district head of Madaga.
According to him, some of the local governments mostly affected are Rafi, Shiroro and Manama where many injured people with gun shot wounds who are fleeing the village to the local government headquarters scarcely received medical attention.
The Senate, in a resolution has called on the federal government to direct the service chiefs to rise to their responsibility as all efforts to make them intervene have not yielded any results.
The Senate also called on National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to send relief materials to the affected people.