By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Senator representing Kaduna Central in the eight Assembly, Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani has raised an alarm that the entire Northern Nigeria is under siege from different types on insecurity.
He expressed this on Tuesday April 23, 2019, when a delegation from Birnin Gwari and Chikun LGAs as well as representatives of Zamfara State citizens resident in Kaduna visited him on a courtesy call to present issues at his resident in Kaduna.
“Today the entire Northern Nigeria is under siege. In the North West it is the armed bandits, the North Central is experiencing herdsmen attacks and the and North East is ravaged by insurgents,” he said.
He lamented that the North that used to be a peaceful place is now facing various security challenges.
“In Kajuru, it is Muslims and Christians against each other, in Birnin Gwari it is banditry and kidnapping and along Kaduna Abuja Highway, it is kidnapping and raping,” he lamented.
“I have been visiting you regularly and this time you are in my residence. I have listened to your lamentation, tears cries and appeals. I believe any conscious Nigerian is aware of what you are facing in Birnin Gwari.
“I must say the issue of Birnin Gwari reflects the fears and dangers we are facing in North West today.
“Kidnapping is what we used to hear of in Niger Delta. Today Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Niger and Zamfara under siege.
Shehu Sani advised the visitors to be proactive in crying out to government to end the insecurity bedeviling the region.