Kidnapping: Use your security votes to refund ransom, Shehu Sani tells Fayemi, El-Rufai, others
- Former senator Shehu Sani has sent a message to Nigerian governors over the rate of insecurity in the country
- Sani condemned the incessant kidnapping in many parts of the country, especially in the north
- The former federal lawmaker however sympathised with those who were attacked by bandits in Kaduna state
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Following the spate of kidnappings and killings in many states of the federation, the lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central at the Senate during the eight National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has advised Nigerian governors.
Legit.ng reports that Sani in a thread of tweet on Wednesday, December 9, asked the governors led by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state to use their security votes to pay ransom for the kidnap victims.
He, however, consoled the families of the victims of bandit attacks and massacre in the Giwa local government area of Kaduna state, saying the killings of Nigerians should be stopped.
Sani wrote on his Twitter page:
"To the Governors; use security votes to refund ransom. Fresh bandits attacks and massacre in Giwa LG, Kaduna state. My condolences and prayers."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a member representing the Nguroje constituency in the Taraba House of Assembly, Bashir Mohammed, was kidnapped.
It was reported that a source said the lawmaker was kidnapped from his house behind the SSS office area of Jalingo at about 1.30 am Wednesday, December 9, by heavily armed gunmen.
The gunmen who were reportedly more than ten in number and heavily armed with assorted weapons invaded the house at about 1.30 am and engaged the area in a sporadic shooting that lasted for over 45 minutes before kidnapping the lawmaker.
The source said none of the family members was hurt, adding that the kidnappers forced the lawmaker into one of the two vehicles used by them.
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In a related report, President Muhammadu Buhari called on all governors in the federation to partner with local communities in efforts to tackle the rising spate of criminality and insecurity in the country.
The president said it is necessary for the governors to work more with traditional rulers and community members.
Garba Shehu, the special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said in a statement that Buhari noted that the synergy would help improve local intelligence gathering.
He said most importantly, this will aid the work of security agencies in tackling the insecurity menace.
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