El-Rufai is the architect of the crisis – Senator Lar
BY OBUTE JAMES
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday October 24, adopted the motion presented by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi representive of Kaduna North Senatorial District calling on the state and federal government as well as security agencies to end the avoidable crisis in Kaduna State.
Speaking on the motion titled: “The wanton killings in Kaduna State, a call for caution” Hunkuyi drew the attention of the Senate to the indiscriminate, and senseless killings and insecurity that has pervaded Kaduna and its environ even with the curfew imposed in some parts of the state.
He noted, that “the curfew while necessary to curb unwarranted movement can also be counterproductive as the majority of the public are living from hand to mouth on daily subsistence basis.” According to him despite the curfew hoodlums still move from one locations to another to unlease havoc on the people hence the need for drastic efforts to address the problem.
“Locking people at homes can only solve one aspect of the problem, while it can erupt other crimes like robberies, theft and other issues.
He said apart from several people killed and the destruction of properties during the crisis, the paramount ruler of Adara Land, Angwan Adara has been taken kidnapped while six of his aids killed.
The Senate adopted his prayers which include:
“Special condolence visit to the people and Government of Kaduna State on the lives that have been lost in Kasuwan Magani, Kaduna metropolis and particularly the Adara Chiefdom who lost their kin and kith
“Urgent call on Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government to quicken the process on the release of the
paramount ruler of Adara Land the Agwon Adara who has been whisked away since a week ago.
“One minute silence for the Repose and the lives of those lost during the period.
“Urgent need for NEMA to step in to assist those in need of assistance for food and other medicament trapped in their houses.
Similarly, while contributing to the motion on the floor of the Senate, Senator Danjuma Lar, representing Kaduna South Senatorial District accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of being behind the crisis in some parts of Kaduna State particularly Southern Kaduna. He said El-Rufai is unleashing terror on the people because of the perception that they will not vote for him in 2019. “It is not a must for people to vote for you,” he said.
Lar said when El-rufai travelled out of the country he did not handover power to his deputy as required by law.
He said El-rufai in the 6th Senate was banned from occupying public office for the period of 50 years and wondered who had lifted that ban from him.
“They know who is doing it. It is happening in Kaduna today, it will happen in another place tomorrow,” Lar said.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District before making comments on Hunkuyi’s motion introduced himself as the member of People Redemption Party (PRP). He thanked Hunkuyi for the motion and condemned the violence.
Sani said “The mindless killing is actually condemnable. It is time to stand up against hate speech.”
According to him, Kaduna State occupies a strategic place in political geography of Nigeria and there is need to stand up against division.