The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has spoken up on the several security challenges in the Northern region.
Sani, on his Facebook page Wednesday morning, blamed the situation on the blatant refusal to hold the government accountable because the President is from the region, “and the cancer and culture of blind loyalty founded on sectional, ethnic and religious sentiments in the face of tragedies”.
Recall that sections of the media had reported Monday evening, the kidnap of some commuters along the Abuja- Kaduna road.
According to the report, “Unknown number of motorists were feared abducted after dozens of daredevil kidnappers held Abuja-Kaduna Highway to a standstill on Monday evening.
“Attackers also robbed travellers of their possessions after forcibly stopping vehicles at high speed, causing several crashes in the process.”
The Kaduna Police Command has, however, debunked the alleged kidnapping, saying it was fake news.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, in a statement in Kaduna Tuesday, said, “the attention of the command was drawn to fake news going round on social media to the effect that about 30 people have been kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna expressway on April 1 and their vehicles abandoned by the roadside.
“The command wishes to unequivocally refute the story as fake news fictitiously fabricated by some unpatriotic elements to create panic in the minds of unsuspecting citizens who ply the road for their legitimate businesses.”
But writing on his Facebook account, Sani gave the main reason kidnappings and other security challenges persist.
According to him, “the collapse of security in the North is among other things reinforced by the silence or cowardice of those elites from the region who should speak truth to power now in their domain;
“the blatant refusal to hold Government to account because the President is from here, and the cancer and culture of blind loyalty founded on sectional,ethnic and religious sentiments in the face of tragedies.”