The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen has assured the Emir of Zazzau of setting up more military formations to combat bandit attacks in Zaria.
He gave the assurance when he condoled with the emir, Malam Ahmed Bamalli at his palace in Zaria on Friday.
The speaker said he came to commiserate with the emirate over the mosque collapse which killed eight and wounded scores of worshippers as well as cases of bandit attacks in Zaria and its environs.
“The leadership of the National Assembly has engaged the relevant security agencies on better modalities of addressing the challenge.
“I want to seize this opportunity to inform the emir that the engagement has yielded results as the Nigerian army pledges to establish additional camps at some of the identified routes of the bandits,’’ he said.
The Speaker said he would work closely with the emirate council on the quick and timely renovation of the collapsed mosque.
Responding, the emir thanked the speaker for the visit and urged him to expand the gesture to cover other volatile areas of the emirate.
The emir specifically urged for the siting of such military camps around Kurege, Kugu and other western axis of the ancient city of Zaria.
Highlights of the visit were donations for the renovation of the mosque from some of the principal officers and members of the National Assembly who accompanied Abbas.