- Senator Uba Sani has reacted to the killing of innocent people in Kaduna communities
- About 50 residents were killed by unknown gunmen at the weekend
- The lawmaker, however, vowed that the perpetrators would not go unpunished
Following the senseless killing of some residents of Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna state, Senator Uba Sani has condemned the attacks as he vowed that the perpetrators would be punished.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that while reacting to reports of the attacks, Uba Sani lamented that the"cold-blooded murder of about 51 persons in Kaduna villages has further deepened the pain of Nigerians and reinforced the imperative and urgency of reinvigorating the security architecture in the country."
The affected villages are Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, Unguwar Barau and Kadage.
He said: "I condemn these gruesome killings in the strongest terms. They are crimes against humanity and must not go unpunished.
"The security agencies must go to any length to ensure that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are brought to book."
Condoling the families of the victims, Uba Sani said they are not alone in these trying times, adding that, "We share in your pains and will be by your side as we collectively try to overcome these bitter and harrowing experiences."
The senator saluted the men and women of the Nigerian Airforce and other security forces who engaged the murderous bandits and curtailed the level of destruction to the affected villages.
"Your exemplary acts and patriotism are deeply appreciated," he said.
He promised to work with the Kaduna state government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and humanitarian organizations to ensure that life-saving assistance is provided to displaced persons in the affected villages.
Uba Sani reiterated the need to rejig the security architecture in the country to be able to cope with the challenges of insecurity confronting our dear country.
"It is clear to every discerning Nigerian that our strategies and tactics are ineffective. The time to infuse new ideas and personnel is now.
"Nigerian communities must also take more than a passing interest in their own security. Vigilance Groups must be established in our communities. They can assist security agencies with intelligence to nip in the bud planned attacks against communities," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, rekindled commitment towards ending the menace of banditry in the state following a reprisal attack on some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government.
In another report, it was tears and lamentations galore at the Katsina House of Assembly chamber on Tuesday, February 18, as lawmakers cried profusely during their plenary session over the recent killings of over 30 villagers in Batsari local government area of the state.
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