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The House of Representatives, on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Defence, Gen Aliyu Gusau rtd, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar and the National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki to brief it on the security situation in the country.

The lower legislature also urged security agencies to fish out the suspected Fulani herdsmen that attacked some communities in Zamfara and Nasarawa states.

The House of Reps emphasized the need to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book to serve as deterrent to others.

The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Hon Ibrahim Gusau from Zamfara State, which was unanimously adopted without debate.

Gusau told the House that the gunmen, who came in their hundreds, operated freely for about four hours shooting children, traders and community leaders. He noted that several people were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue and Nassarawa States too.

Gusau said that the residents of many of the affected villages were living in persistent fear of being attacked while many had fled their homes.

Hon Gusau said “these groups of attackers are becoming more coordinated and if not checked, they can turn into yet another organised terror group.’’

Not less than 200 people were killed by suspected herdsmen who stormed two villages in Zamfara State between April 3 and April 5.

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