Niger Speaker to Gov Bello: we need go spiritual to overcome insecurity
The Speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, Honorable Abdullahi Bawa Wuse has declared that the state needs to go Spiritual to overcome the insecurity bedevilling the state.
Just as he said that the Assembly will next week amend the law against kidnapping to include a section for the punishment of informants when they are caught.
Wuse stated this when he led members of the Niger state House of Assembly to Government House to meet with the Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and show solidarity with him over the recent happenings in the state.
According to him, there is a need for the state to go Spiritual as it looks as if the physical aspect is not very feasible at the moment.
“We need to go Spiritual. We need to pray for the state, we need prayers so that God will see us through,” he said.
Responding to them, the Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello assured the Legislators that the state is doing its best to ensure the safe return of the abductees.
“I believe that they will be released soon. We will get good news very soon because we are doing everything to ensure their safe return. ”
The Governor said that he is working towards making a lot of reconciliation adding that recent happenings have shown that time has come to look at the concerns being raised by herdsmen.
In a related development, the Secretary to the Niger state government, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane said that the government is still discussing and dialoguing with the bandits to see how the victims can be released unhurt.
“We can’t rush them even if we have time and we can’t dictate to them. I believe they are taking their time but at the appropriate time, when we have other information, the public will know.”
He said that no money has been paid for the release of the Kagara School students and teachers stating that it is untrue and mere speculations.