We’re taking measures to address insecurity – Speaker Abbas

 By Femi Ogunshola
 The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas says sequel to the recent spate of attacks in some parts of the country, the House is taking measures to nip the situation in the bud.
Mr Musa Krishi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the speaker said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
According to him, Abbas gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Bamalli.
Krishi said the visit was over the incident of the collapse of parts of the Zaria Central Mosque which killed several people and injured many others during the Asr prayer on August 11.
He said the visit was also based on bandits’ attack that claimed two lives in Kofar Gayan area of Zaria on August 12.

According to the spokesperson, Abbas promised that the house would also prevent further resurgence of the attacks.

Krishi said the speaker expressed sadness over the unfortunate incidents and assured the leadership and the people of the Zazzau Emirate that the House had taken measures aimed at forestalling their recurrence.
Krishi said that Abbas assured the emir that the military would establish a formation around some flashpoints to curtail future attacks on communities in Zaria and its environs.
He also quoted Abbas as saying: “I want to assure you that based on the way banditry wants to return, we in the House have taken some measures.
“We have started engaging the military, and they will come and establish a formation around the female school at the Kofar Gayan axis. They have assured us that they would do that.
“I also want to assure you that as a son of the land and one of the kingmakers in this palace, I am ready to contribute to the rebuilding of the mosque.
“When it’s time for the work, let me know so that I will contribute my quota to the rebuilding of this important religious edifice.
“We thank you for giving us this opportunity to come and condole with you.” (NAN)