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Reps ask Dogara to meet Buhari over Southern Kaduna killings

The House of Representatives asked its leadership to meet with president Muhammadu Buhari in order to find a lasting solution to the recurrent killings in Southern Kaduna.‬

‪The resolution, on Thursday, followed a motion entitled “urgent need to investigate the killings of 43 people, injuries to some and burning of 65 Houses in Kigam and eight other villages in Kauru local government area of Kaduna State on 13th-14th of November 2016″, sponsored by Simon Arabo (PDP, Kaduna State) during urgent matter of public importance of Wednesday’s plenary.‬

‪Arabo, in his debate, emphasized on the need to put a stop to the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna noting that the attacks are usually carried out when Soldiers who are deployed to protect the troubled community had left.‬

‪Lawmakers on the floor in their contributions frowned at the incessant attacks and called for state of emergency on security in the area and the introduction of state policing.‬

‪”There is no serious commitment by the federal government to arrest this killings. Something should be done urgently to stop the killings”, Jagaba Adams(PDP, Kaduna State).‬

‪Zakari Mohammed, who called for the introduction of state policing, urged security agencies to wake up and carry out their responsibility stressing that “if they are not ready, they should be shown the way out from the security service”.‬

‪On his part, Majority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, noted that similar killings is gradually cropping in states. He advised that “a state of emergency on security situation be declared in Southern Kaduna to end the killings that has lasted long”.‬

The motion was overwhelmingly supported and adopted by the House after series of amendment on its prayer was allowed by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.‬

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.