Kaduna Insecurity: El-Rufai Did Nothing, Federal Gov’t Must Act Now — Shehu Sani

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A former federal lawmaker and human rights activist, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the immediate-past governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, did nothing towards resolving insecurity in the state, hence, urging the federal government to immediately take action against terrorism.
He stated this during an interview on Trust TV’s ‘Daily Politics’ programme, monitored by our Correspondent.
The one-time Kaduna Central Senator said: “Kaduna is the only state where you have consistency in kidnapping in schools. Terrorists attacked Greenfield University and kidnapped and killed students. They also attacked Bethel Baptist School in Kajuru, where they killed and kidnapped students. Same with College of Agric and Mechanisation.
“These are all incidences that happened within Kaduna State alone and the governor of the past has done nothing, so it is time for the federal government to come to the aid of Kaduna State and save us from the hands of terrorists and bandits.”
He further stated that terrorism cannot be fought without the cooperation of the people.
“The military, the security apparatus of the state, need the support, solidarity and intelligence of the masses to give them the necessary information,” he explained.
Shehu Sani suggested that showing no mercy to terrorist kingpins and financiers was the way forward.
He said: “In Bethel Baptist High School, I was there after the kidnapping happened and I saw how women sold their homes, lands and personal possessions to gather money and pay ransom and the state government in Kaduna did nothing at that time.
“Over N280 million was gathered by the parents of the students and given to terrorists.
“If there are no powerful forces behind these terrorists, where does the money go?”
He further added that “until and unless the government is able to reach out to the financiers, sponsors and beneficiaries of these abductions, it won’t come to an end.”

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