Speaker Abbas condemns Borno, Kaduna abductions, charges security agencies to go after perpetrators


The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D, has condemned the mass abductions by suspected terrorists and bandits in Borno and Kaduna States within two days.

The Speaker charged the military and other security agencies to go after the abductors and rescue the victims.

Suspected Boko Haram members had on Wednesday stormed an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Gamboru Ngala town in Borno State and abducted scores of the IDPs, most of whom are women.

Again on Thursday morning, bandits invaded the LEA Primary School, Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnapped scores of pupils.

The Speaker decried that the attacks were coming at a time when the troubled North-East and North-West were about getting some respite from bandits and terrorists occupation.

Speaker Abbas, while praying for the safe return of the abductees, urged the security agencies to deploy all resources for their rescue.

The Speaker also stated that the 10th House under his leadership would do everything possible legislatively to increase the capacity of the military and paramilitary agencies towards security life and property across Nigeria.