Senator Shehu Sani has said that the frequent killings across Nigeria are as a result of a failure on the part of the government.
Sani in a series of tweets argued that there is no country within the continent where people are currently being killed at such an alarming rate.
“There is no country in the whole of the African continent where people are being kidnapped or killed daily at these frequency and numbers. In this area, the government has failed woefully. The government must protect and guarantee human lives as it does political ambitions and empires,” Sani said.
He also noted that those perpetrating the wicked acts across the nation are thugs armed by politicians all in a bid to realise their political ambitions.
“They funded and armed thugs to help them intimidate, maim or kill opponents in order to realize their political ambitions; now they have abandoned them, to constitute a menace to themselves and to the larger society.”
The charismatic lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Senate recently noted that only fairness to people of all faiths and tribes can bring an end to the mindless killings in Nigeria.
Reacting to a statement by Professor Yemi Osinbajo in which the Vice President stated that President Buhari has no theocratic agenda, Sani said, “It’s reassuring to hear from the VP that the President has no theocratic agenda. But what is of urgent importance now is for the federal government and the respective states to end the mindless killings in the name of religion or ethnicity. And the first step is fairness to people of all faiths.”
He is also weighed in on issues bordering on Nigerian polity and the electoral process, arguing that calling for unity after stealing other peoples’ mandate is unfair.