September 25, 2023
Train attack: Speakers urge FG, security agencies to rescue kidnapped victims

Train attack: Speakers urge FG, security agencies to rescue kidnapped victims

From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has condemned the recent deadly attack by terrorists on the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28.

The conference called on the security agencies and the Federal Government to go after the terrorists while ensuring that all the kidnapped passengers are rescued unhurt.

While they commiserated with families of the victims of the dastardly act, the conference called on the Federal Government and the security agencies to take measures to avert future occurrences.

These were contained in a communique issued at the end of the quarterly meeting of the Conference held in Ibadan, Oyo State and signed by its chairman, Abubakar Y. Suleiman, Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly.

According to the communique, the conference acknowledged the receipt of the National Assembly’s resolution on the ongoing review of the constitution of the nation.

It could be recalled that the National Assembly officially transmitted the resolution to the state Houses of Assembly for further legislative actions.

The conference however frowned at the exclusion of the state policing in the resolution of the National Assembly, directing its Committee on Constitution Review to further liaise with the National Assembly with a view to ensuring that the state policing is reconsidered, stating that: “This is hinged on the unfortunate prevailing security challenges in the country.”

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