Lawmakers want terrorists’ escape routes in Niger to be blocked.

The Senate has urged Security Agencies in Nigeria to closely monitor and block the escape routes being used by fleeing terrorists to prevent their relocation to safe havens in other parts of Niger State and the country.

The motion was deliberated on as renewed kidnappings and banditry attacks on communities in Mariga, Mashegu, Kontagora and Borgu Kontagora, and Borgu Local Government Areas of Niger State is on the increase.

The Motion was moved by the Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi who decried the unending kidnapping and banditry in the affected Local Government Areas.

Following the massive onslaught against criminal elements and bandits operating in the eastern parts of Sokoto and Zamfara States, there was massive movement of the escaping bandits and their criminal elements into Niger State and specifically into the Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State.

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