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Shehu Sani condemns fresh Kaduna LG attack, says ‘North must wake up, buckle up or perish’

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The Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has condemned the latest attack killing over 50 persons in Igabi local government area of the state.

Recall that in the early hours of Sunday, some gunmen had invaded Marina and Kerawa villages of Igabi LG, killing dozens in the area.

Reacting to the carnage through a statement on Monday, Senator Sani decried how Northern part of the country has become a region of endless funerals and perpetual bereavement.

According to him, Northern governors are to be blamed for allegedly allowing killings and kidnappings to become a daily occurrences in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states.

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He said: “Northern Governors are still playing the ostrich, afraid of confronting the federal Government and taking independent action to protect their people while the killings and the kidnappings goes on.”

“The pervasive insecurity in the north is reinforced and sustained by the silence and sycophancy of its elites as much as the inaction of the Government.

“Muslims are not much being seen as victims of the killings in the north because many Islamic leaders prefer to massage the image of the Government in the face of the killings of their followers while Christian clerics are leading protests in the streets,” the Senator lamented.

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Mr Sani, therefore, called on the northern governors to come up with a regional security outfit to protect their people or “continue to wait for Godot”.

“The north must wake up, buckle up or perish.

“When our people are repeatedly and tragically killed or abducted and we speak out, the only response that comes from the Government and its hired agents is that we are ‘politicizing the issue of security’.

“Northern Governors must come out with a regional security outfit to protect their people or continue to wait for Godot.

“The level of insecurity in the north has become infectious to the country and contagious to the west African sub-region,” Mr Sani added.

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