Marafa Urges Buhari To Implement 8th Senate Resolution On Killings.

Marafa has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to implement the 8th Senate resolution on the bandits’ killings in Zamfara State to stop the spillover to neighbouring Katsina and Sokoto. Senator Kabir Marafa, who represented Zamfara Central in the eighth Senate, urged the Federal Government to extend a “small fraction” of what was being done in the North-East to Zamfara State. “The resolution was passed towards the end of the 8th National Assembly, where we called on the Federal Government to extend a small fraction of what has been done in North-East in Zamfara, by constituting a Presidential Initiative Committee on Zamfara State, give the Committee seed money of N10 billion and the same amount to be given every year for 10 years to assist the situation on the ground,” he said. The former lawmaker stated this above while addressing newsmen shortly after he gave out 13 female orphans and his daughter for marriage in Kaduna on Saturday and the 13 female orphans lost their parents to bandit attack in Zamfara State, according to the formal lawmaker. Between 2011 and 2019, there are over 40,000 orphans whose parents were killed by bandits in Zamfara, Marafa also added. “So, I am calling on Mr President as the father of the nation to look at that Senate resolution of 2019 and implement it because that is the only way we can curtail the spillover we are now seeing in Katsina, Sokoto and other places. “When people are hungry and somebody gives them a N100,000 and AK47 rifle, they will follow the person, but if these orphans are properly catered for and trusted persons are appointed to manage the resources, we can tame the monster called banditry to the barest minimum,” he said.

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Plateau, Zamfara killings, others not religiously motivated – Okorocha

Governor Okorocha said the killings experienced in some parts for Nigeria are beyond religion He said the recent killings in Zamfara and Plateau have shown that religion is not the reason behind the deadly violence threatening the country’s peace – He, however, sought the collaboration of religious bodies in tackling insecurity in the country The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, said on Sunday, July 1, that the recent killings in some parts of the country, especially Plateau and Zamfara states were beyond religious sentiments. Okorocha stated that no religious group is spared in the killings, adding that “in some of the incidents both Christians and Muslims were victims”, The Nation reports. He noted that the country is at the moment passing through very difficult times and urged religious leaders and all Nigerians “to pray to God for the peace of the country not minding where one comes from and which religion one belongs Okorocha said this at the 10th Episcopal Anniversary of the Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Imo state, His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu. He lamented that “some people have lost their sense of value for lives with the rate at which blood-letting is going on in this Country”. According to him: “Initially, I thought that what was going on in some parts of the country was a religious war; but the Plateau and Zamfara killings have shown that what we have in our hands is beyond religious killings. “In these killings, Muslims were killing Muslims and Christians killing Christians. They kill innocent citizens both young and old. And for us Christians, this is the time to pray for peace and love for one another”. Governor Okorocha told the bishop “the reason I join the world to celebrate you at your 10th Episcopal Anniversary is that you are a very good Bishop. You are the kind of Bishop that uses his office to attract people to God rather than chase them[…]

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