Katakpa killings: Nasarawa Assembly wants Gov. Sule to set up military base, provide relief materials to IDPs in the area.

Rt. Hon Danladi Jatau, Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly

Katakpa killings: Nasarawa Assembly wants Gov. Sule to set up military base, provide relief materials to IDPs in the area.

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Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State to liaise with military in order to set up military base in Katakpa ward, Toto Local Government Area over consistent militia attacks in the area.

The Speaker of the House Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau made the call under matters of urgent public importance brought by Hon Ibrahim Abdullahi Sa’ad (PDP- Umaisha/Ugya) during the House proceedings today in Lafia.

The Speaker sympathized with the people of Katakpa ward and Toto Local Government Area over the lost of lives and properties as a result of militia attack in the area.

Speaker Jatau called on the people of the area to embrace peace and sheathe their swords at all times.

” We must live in peace with one another as peace is paramount.

” His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule is doing his best to ensure that peace reign in the state,” he said

The Speaker also urged Gov. Sule to deploy security agencies to Katakpa community in order to maintain law and order.

” Our resolution is to the effect that we urge the state government to direct security agencies to deploy their men to Katakpa and to set up military base in Katakpa community to maintain peace and order.

” Secondly, we urge Gov Abdullahi Sule to provide relief materials and shelter to the displaced persons.

” Thirdly, we urge His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule to provide security to flashing points in the state, particularly rural areas.,” the Speaker said.

The Speaker also disclosed that there was crisis in Agwada, Kokona LGA on Feb.26, 2024 while urging the people to tolerate one another at all times for peace to reign in the state.

In their contributions, Hon Mohammed Garba Isimbabi, Hon Onarigu Onah Kana, Hon Mohammed Omadefu and Hon Musa Ibrahim condemned militia attack in Katakpa community, describing it as inhuman and devilish.

They also condoled with the people of the community and appealed to the government to take urgent step in order to protect lives and properties in the area.

They also urged the people to sheath their swords and embrace peace for the overall development of the area and the state at large.

Earlier, Hon Ibrahim Abdullahi Sa’ad, member representing Umaisha/ Ugya constituency at the state legislature while raising the issue appealed to the Speaker and his colleagues to support him to enable the state government set up military base in Katakpa community to forestall future occurrence.

” Mr Speaker and Hon colleagues, I am devastated wth heavy heart over incidence of hoodlums attack in Katakpa community.

” Because of the attack last month, His Excellency called for stakeholders and security meeting and we reached agreement.

” Again on Sunday, 25 February, 2024, the same hoodlums came early as 6 am to attack my people of Katakpa community.

” They burnt houses, destroyed properties, killing many people.

” 17 members of one family were killed, 11 members of one family again were killed as nobody can tell you how many people were killed including the village head of Katakpa, Abdullahi Sadiq as a result of the attack, this is unfortunate,” he said.

Hon Sa’ad said that some of the victims of gun shots are recieving treatments at General Hospital Umaisha and Federal Medical Centre Keffi.

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He appealed to the government to constitute a strong committee to unravel the perpetrators of the act.

” And immediate and permanent solutions should be established.

“I am also appealing to the government to provide relief materials to the displaced persons,” he said.

Hon Sa’ad also informed the House that he has done his best by providing relief materials and payment of medical bills among others.

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