- President Buhari has been advised to visit Sokoto condole with the victims of the recent mass killings in the state
- Senator Shehu Sani who gave the advice also urged the president to visit Kano state over the recent boat mishap that claimed many lives
- The former lawmaker gave the advice amid President Buhari's trip to Lagos state where he attended a book launch and commission naval boats
Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to travel to Sokoto to visit the families of the victims of the recent mass killings in the the state after attending a book launch in Lagos.
The former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the eighth Senate also advised the president to travel to Kano to commiserate with the families of the victims of the recent boat mishap in the state.
President Buhari had on Thursday, December 9, visited Lagos to commission naval boats and helicopters and attend the book launch of Chief Bisi Akande, a former chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Taking to his Facebook page, Senator Sani said:
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"After attending the Book launch in Lagos, spare time and fly to Sokoto to meet with the families of the victims of the recent mass killings, and fly to Kano to commiserate with the families of the victims of the Boat mishap. Thank you."
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Earlier, prominent leaders in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state under the auspices of Gobir Development Association wrote President Buhari over the mindless killings of their people by terrorists.
In the letter released on Wednesday, December 8, the leaders said they felt traumatised and demoralised by the killing of their people by the terrorists.
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The terrorists are said to be operating in three local governments in Sokoto East Senatorial Districts: Isa, Sabon Birni and Goronyo as well as Shinkafi local government area in Zamfara.
Amnesty International reacts to Sokoto killings
Meanwhile, with the growing concerns over the killing of many Nigerians especially the recent attack on travels in Sokoto, Amnesty International has said that tasks issued to security operatives by the president have not changed anything.
Amnesty International in a statement condemned the killing of Nigerians and the gruesome murder of travellers along the Gidan-Bawa road in Sokoto state.
The agency listed some of the specific reasons why Nigeria is yet to achieve success in its plan to end insecurity across the country.