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Shehu Sani slams federal government efforts at tackling killings in Zamfara

Shehu Sani slams federal government efforts at tackling killings in Zamfara

Senator Shehu Sani has faulted the approach of the federal government in trying to resolve the killings in parts of Zamfara and Kaduna states.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, said the current mode of operation by security agencies in the area won't yield any result.

He urged the president to facilitate the use of modern security equipment to nip the crisis in the bud before it becomes uncontrollable.

Sani wrote on Twitter: “The president must facilitate the use of drones by our security and defence forces to combat the activities of violent bandits in the vast forests of Zamfara and Birnin Gwari axis;the current strategy of opening car boots at checkpoints will change nothing.

“The killings and kidnappings in Zamfara and Birnin Gwari axis has reached such a hopeless level now, that even Government functionaries & security and defence personals have joined the victims in praying for a divine intervention.”

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Meanwhile, a former Chief of Army Staff, General Alani Akinrinade (rtd), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to change Nigeria’s security architecture to save the country from becoming a failed state under his watch.

Akinrinade, 78, a member of the defunct National Democratic Coalition, made the call in an exclusive interview with This Day newspapers.

His concerns came on the heels of another outcry by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state on Friday, June 15, that he was no longer the chief security officer of his state because he had no control over the security apparatus in the area, where hundreds of people have been killed in recent times by bandits.

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