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Senate lists jailed Dariye as co-sponsor of bill on Kaduna killings

The Senate has listed Senator Joshua Dariye who is currently serving a 10-year jail term, as a co-sponsor of motion on insecurity in Kaduna state and the attendant killings.

Senator Dariye’s name was number 89 on the order paper, alongside those of 108 senators who had supported the motion.

At the plenary, the upper chamber of the national assembly considered and adopted the motion entitled, ‘senseless killing of a Briton and the abduction of three others in a holiday resort in Kaduna state by armed bandits.’

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani, sponsored the motion, together with 107 other lawmakers, including Senator Joshua Dariye, who is currently in jail.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had prosecuted Senator Dariye for the fraud he committed while he ‎was governor of Plateau state.

Unanimously adopting the motion, the lawmakers resolved to observe a minute’s silence in honor of the departed souls, while urging the security authorities to intensify the search for the perpetrators and bring them to book.

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The Senate also urges the federal government to set up an inter-agency task force to tackle cases of banditry and kidnapping in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and Niger states, while urging security agencies to give special security cover to foreign workers and tourists.

 

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