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Herdsmen, bandits are nothing but terrorists, says Shehu Sani


Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, says herdsmen and bandits carrying out killings across several States of the federation are “nothing but terrorists”.

Sani expressed this opinion on Monday via his tweeter handle, in reaction to the killing of over 50 persons by unknown bandits in Birnin Gwari, a mining community in Kaduna State.

He said mass murder  is now a daily ritual in Birnin Gwari and that the security agencies are not adequately equipped to tackle the menace.

“Herdsmen who commit massacre in Benue and Taraba and ‘Bandits’ who commit massacre in Zamfara and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state ,are nothing but terrorists;except if we want to call a spade a pestle or a spoon,” Sani tweeted.

“Again and again, I will continue to raise the tragic situation of Birnin Gwari on the floor of the senate until it touches the conscience of those responsible for its security to prioritize human lives over 2019 politics.

“Mass Burial has become ‘a daily ritual’ in Birnin Gwari. We must admit the fact that the police and the army have nothing much to work with to enable them confront the danger and the superior fire power of the armed bandits.”

Also, the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed concern over the  loss of lives in Birnin Gwari. “I’m heartbroken to learn that scores of precious lives have been massacred in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State,” he tweeted few hours ago.

Saturday’s attack  came exactly one week after bandits attacked a mining site in the community, killing nine miners and injuring  two others. Some of the bodies of the slain miners were set blaze.

Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer,  Muktar Aliyu, did not respond to ICIR’s request for comments.

But Nigerians have expressed disappointment on Twitter at the seeming inability of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to secure lives and properties of citizens in many parts of the country.

Here are some reactions on Twitter:


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