From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Senator Uba Sani (APC – Kaduna Central) has urged the people of the Kaduna to lend their full support to Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s campaign against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and allied crimes.
Senator Sani explained that the El-Rufai administration has since moved from agonising over the constant attacks on communities to what he described as an ‘all-out assault on criminal elements,’ with a determination to win the war.
The senator, in a statement made available to newsmen, indicated that the governor was leading on all fronts in fighting crime in the state.
Senator Sani, the Chairman of the Senate Committee in Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, declared that ‘the days of banditry are indeed numbered in Kaduna State.’
Making an appeal to his constituents, the senator said: ‘I wish to passionately call on my constituents, the good people of Kaduna Central Central Senatorial District to give the Governor total support as he wages a relentless battle against murderous elements and retrogressive forces keen in reversing the gains the government has made in the areas of development and peaceful co-existence. We must collectively make Kaduna State extremely hot for them. In unity lies our hope of success.’
The senator also commended President Muhammadu Buhari over what he described as his exemplary leadership in critical times such as the country is passing through.
He noted that the President has been giving Kaduna State all the support it needs to degrade the bandits.
‘He has commiserated with the people and reassured them of their safety and security. We pray for Mr President’s continued sound health as he steers the ship of state in these challenging times,’ the senator said.
‘I must not fail to mention the Senate President, His Excellency, Dr Ahmad Lawan, for the uncommon support he has been giving Governor El-Rufai since the insecurity situation took a dangerous turn. We deeply appreciate his support and thank him for his friendship.
‘Our gallant members of the armed forces, the police and operatives of the Department for State Services (DSS) have been showing their mettle in the battle against banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality. Their patriotism and deep love for our people have been on display. We are indebted to them,’ he said.
The senator emphasised that there was no better time than now in joining hands with the government as it moves to take on the insecurity challenge in the state.
‘This is the time for all of us to close ranks and give total support to the government as it strives to make life uncomfortable for enemies of our people. They (criminals) want to arrest development. They are keen on ensuring food insecurity. We must defeat banditry so that we can continue, without interruption, the unfinished business of making Kaduna State a model of development in Nigeria,’ Senator Sani stated.