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  • Updated: February 27, 2024

Nasarawa Assembly wants military base in Toto as gunmen kill village head

 Nasarawa Assembly wants military base in Toto as gunmen kil

Nasarawa state assembly

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, (NSHA),  has condemned the recent attack on Katakpa community in Toto LGA of the State by suspected bandits.

The House also directed Governor Abdullahi Sule to liase with the military in order to set up a military base in the community to address the incessant attacks by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

The state assembly member made the call during plenary on Tuesday in Lafia, stating this will provide adequate security  to the area.

The House further directed the state government to provide relief materials to displaced residents of the community.  

Member of the House, Ibrahim Abdullahi Sa’ad had moved a motion of urgent public importance over the attacks and called for the presence of the military troops in order to forestall reoccurrence. 

Sa’ad who represents Ugya/Umaisha Constituency also appealed to the government to constitute a strong committee to unravel the perpetrators of the act. 

“Mr Speaker and Honourable Colleagues, I am devastated wth heavy heart over incidence of hoodlums attack in Katakpa community.

“Because of the attack last month, His Excellency called for stakeholders security meeting and we reached agreement.

“Again on Sunday, 25 February, 2024, the same hoodlums came early as 6am to attack my people of Katakpa community. They burnt houses, destroyed properties, killing many people.

“17 members of one family were killed, 11 members of one family again were killed as nobody can tell you how many people were killed including the village head of Katakpa Abdullahi Sadiq as a result of the attack, this is unfortunate,” he said.

The Lawmaker disclosed that some of the victims of gunshots are receiving treatments at General Hospital, Umaisha and Federal Medical Centre, Keffi.

Sa’ad who said he has done his best by providing relief materials and payment of medical bills among others appealed for support from the state government and other relevant authorities.

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