The Zamfara House of Assembly has lauded security agencies in the state for repelling gunmen attacks in the Mareri area of Gusau metropolis.
The commendation is contained in a statement in Gusau on Tuesday by the Assembly’s Director-General, Press Affairs, and Public Relations, Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that gunmen on Saturday invaded the Mareri area in Gusau metropolis and kidnapped the managing director, Zamfara Transport Authority, Aminu Papa and some members of his family.
The abducted persons were later rescued by joint security operatives and repelled further attacks in the area.
In the statement, the Speaker, Nasiru Magarya, also sympathised with the people of Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas over the recent attacks in some villages in the two LGAs.
“We commend the efforts of security agencies and some gallant vigilante groups for repelling an attack in Mareri area and successful rescue of the kidnapped victims.
“Assembly assures of a robust plenary and credible legislation that will centre on improving security situation,” he said.
The house officially opened for the 2021/2022 legislative session that will last for five months in line with the provisions of Section 92 of the 1999 Constitution.