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Zamfara Assembly Suspends Speaker Over Insecurity

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Bilyaminu Moriki, and appointed Bashar Gummi, as the pro-tempo speaker.

This followed a motion by a member representing Maru Constituency, Nasiru Abdullahi, and endorsed by 18 out of the 24 members.

The 18 out of 24 members unanimously agreed to impeach the speaker during an emergency meeting held on Thursday night.

The Speaker, according to the members, was suspended due to security challenges affecting the state without any attempt by the House to stop the menace by the House.

The members urged the appointed pro-temporal Speaker to use his position to end banditry that had almost crippled socio-economic activities in the state.

One of the members, Shamsudeen Basko, representing Talata Mafara Constituency, told the pro-temporal Speaker that the issue of insecurity was one of the key issues to be given top priority which led to the suspension of the former speaker.

Basco said, “I have two issues, but an observation was made on one, which is that of insecurity which has been disturbing our people. Our people are being killed and abducted on daily basis”.

“What are we doing in the assembly, we need to stand up and do something to defend our people. This is because the armed bandits are invading local government headquarters unchallenged. Let us call on the government to act now to protect our people.”

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