- Shehu Sani has spoken about the recent attack by bandits in Kaduna state
- The human rights activist warned that the attack by the outlaws are becoming more daring
- Several states in the north are facing security challenges
A human rights activist, Shehu Sani, has raised concerns over the bandits' attack and abduction of some people at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria quarters in Kaduna.
The former senator said the attack is an indication that acts of terrorism are spreading to Kaduna city.
Sani described the attack as tragic and unfortunate.
He questioned how such a daring attack could occur in an area close to the Airport, security formations, and the Defence academy.
The activist said:
''The attacks on the Federal Airport Quaters Kaduna and the kidnapping of scores of people is tragic and unfortunate. The proximity of the scene of the crime to the Airport, security formations and the Defence academy, raises questions. The terror is on the edges of our city.''
Legit.ng had reported that the attack on the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Kaduna Airport occurred on Saturday, March 6.
According to locals near the airport, the gunmen were wielding dangerous weapons.
A local described the situation as bad and called for prayers from all Nigerians for their safety.
TVC News reported that about nine persons, including a family of six, a housewife and her two children, were abducted by the gunmen.
Meanwhile, the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has opposed any idea of negotiating with bandits.
The Nation reported that the governor told Channels Television that anybody carrying guns against the state should be considered as a criminal and should be dealt with decisively.
Bello said there is a difference between banditry and the agitation in the Nigeria Delta.
He criticised the renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi for demanding that the bandits be granted amnesty by the federal government.
The governor said Gumi ought to be preaching about the implications of killing people to the outlaws and not amnesty, This Day reported.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.