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Senate lists prison inmate Dariye, as co-sponsor of motion on killings



A Nigerian senator, Joshua Dariye (Plateau Central), who is currently in prison serving a 10-year jail term was on Thursday listed by his colleagues as among senators that co-sponsored a motion on “Senseless Killing of a Briton and the Abduction of Three Others in a Holiday Resort in Kaduna State by Armed Bandits.”

The Nigerian Senate listed jailed Dariye, a former Plateau State governor, as number 89 on the Order Paper of the 107 senators who supported the motion.

The motion was sponsored by Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, and was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.

Following the motion the Senate resolved to observe a minute’s silence in honour of the departed souls.

While it summoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to appear before its plenary to explain what police is doing to address insecurity in Nigeria, it also urged the security authorities to intensify the search for the perpetrators and bring them to book.

The lawmakers also called on the Federal Government to set up an inter-agency task force to tackle cases of banditry and kidnapping in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states.

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Senate also asked security agencies to give special security cover to foreign workers and tourists, as well as to “immediately deploy the use of drones and interceptors in tracking kidnappers asking for ransom.”

Among other resolution, the Senate also “urge telecommunication companies to provide security agencies with information in areas where there are kidnappings; and urge Senate to send a delegation to the British embassy and condole the British Government.”

By Ebere Ndukwu …

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