- Shehu Sani said a close dialogue with leaders of southern Kaduna will help to stop the killings in the district
- The former senator urged President Muhammadu Buhari to invite and closely discuss with the region's rulers and elders
- Earlier, Sani disclosed that traditional rulers are now targets of killing and kidnapping by bandits
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Shehu Sani has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the leaders of southern Kaduna, saying that is the only way to stop the bloodshed and violence in the region.
The former lawmaker, who represented Kaduna Central in the eighth National Assembly, issued this admonition on Sunday, August 9, amid a spate of bandit attacks in southern Kaduna.
Speaking through a tweet, Sani said President Buhari can only know the truth and cause of the ceaseless attacks on the Christian-dominated communities if he discusses "directly with the leaders" of the district.
It would be recalled that the violence in the region has led to the death of hundreds while many communities were sacked following continuous invasion by suspected bandits and terrorists.
President on Monday, August 10, met with governors of the northeastern states in the State House, Abuja alongside service chiefs and heads of other security agencies.
The governors in the meeting included Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno, Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, Darius Ishaku of Taraba state and Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe state.
The meeting was held days after the president gave directives for the overhauling of the total security architecture and mandated the security chiefs to come up with a new strategy against the menace of bandits and insurgents.
Sani, however, said the only way to curb the menace of the bandits is for President Buhari to invite and listen to the leaders of the affected communities.
"For the President to actually know what is happening in Southern Kaduna and find a lasting solution to the violence and the bloodshed there, he should invite, listen and discuss directly with the leaders and elders of Southern Kaduna," the former lawmaker said.
Earlier, Sani called for protection for traditional rulers while reacting to recent attacks in Kaduna, Zamfara and Borno which left many people dead and properties ruined.
Speaking via a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Saturday, August 1, the outspoken former lawmaker lamented the rise in attacks and posited that traditional rulers have also become targets just like their subjects.
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