Zamfara Assembly demands apology from police over barricade of road

Zamfara Assembly demands apology from police over barricade of road

- The Zamfara police command has been asked to tender an apology to the state House of Assembly

- Some police personnel on Thursday, February 11, barricaded the entrance leading to the Assembly complex

- The House said this barricade led to the disruption of its legislative activities

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The Zamfara House of Assembly has accused the state's police of illegally barricading the access road leading to its complex.

TVC News reports that the Assembly said the action of the police on Thursday, February 11, disrupted legislative and administrative activities of the day.

Legit.ng gathered that the House asked the state police to tender an unreserved apology over what it described as inhuman treatment and embarrassment of the lawmakers and other staff.

Zamfara Assembly demands apology from Police over barricade of access road to complex

The Zamfara state House of Assembly has berated police over the barricade of its complex. Credit: TVC News.
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Reacting to the statement from the House, the police said personnel acted on intelligence report that some miscreants were planning to attack and disrupt activities at the state House of Assembly.

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The police added that the deployment of heavy-armed personnel to block the road leading to the Assembly complex was to avert any break in law and order that may lead to unrest in the state.

Meanwhile, Zamfara is among 11 Nigerian states that attracted zero foreign investments in two years.

Legit.ng gathered that the 11 affected states were not able to attract any foreign investor in 2019 and 2020, according to the capital importation report recently published by the NBS.

In other news, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, said his property was recently invaded by herdsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Soyinka in a statement on Thursday, February 11, accused the police of lying when it said only one cow strayed into his compound.

He said when the invasion occurred; he was then driving out of the property but had to come down and join his men in chasing the cows off the property.

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The professor disclosed that he detained some of the cows and reported the incident to the police.

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