Dariye co-sponsors motion on Kajuru killings from prison

Joshua Dariye

Convicted Senator Joshua Dariye has co-sponsored a motion on the killings in Kajuru, Kaduna State from jail.

Dariye is currently serving a 10-year jail term for diversion of N1.62 billion ecological funds while he was governor of Plateau State.

Dariye, who represents Plateau Central, appeared on the co-sponsors list when Senator Shehu Sani read it out during plenary on Thursday.

No less than 108 senators co-sponsored the motion which was to formally notify federal lawmakers of the killing of a Briton aid worker, Faye Mooney, and her Nigerian partner, Matthew Oguche, at Kajuru Castle.

On the motion, Sani said the killing of foreigners may put Nigeria’s diplomatic relations with other countries in jeopardy.

“More worried that due to the fact perpetrators of these heinous activities tend to be gaining more courage to perpetuate their dastardly acts without fear of confrontation due to their acclaimed superior firepower,” he said.

Senator Kabir Marafa representing Zamfara Central tasked security agencies to deal decisively with the rise of kidnapping and banditry in the country.

“In moving forward, we need to be bold. We need to come up with ways in fighting it,” he said.