Killings: Shehu Sani asks Buhari to visit Zamfara before Akwa Ibom rally

Posted by News Express | 26 December 2018 | 1,016 times

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•Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Zamfara, following the recent hostilities witnessed in the state.  

Sani urged the President to make the visit before proceeding on his campaign rally scheduled for Friday, December 28 in Akwa Ibom.

President Buhari is billed to flag off his campaign for second term bid in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom on Friday.

Senator Ita Enang, the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matters (Senate) made the disclosure on Monday, December 24, while briefing newsmen in Uyo.

Enang said that the president would be in the state with national chairman of the party Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and national leaders of the party.

Ahead of the rally, Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central has advised President Buhari to embark on a condolence visit to Zamfara where suspected armed bandits on Wednesday, December 19, stormed three communities in Birnin Magaji local government area, killing many residents.

Channels television had earlier reported that the State Police Command confirmed the attack and the figure in a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu.

The police spokesperson had said the assailants stormed the village in the late evening of Saturday and attacked innocent villagers.

President Buhari had in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, ordered that security operatives calm the tension stirred by the attack and bring the perpetrators to massacre to justice.

Senator Shehu Sani however, believes the President should pay the state a condolence visit himself.

Sani took to his Twitter page to plead that President Buhari visits Zamfara before his trip to Akwa Ibom state to flag off his presidential campaign.

•Sourced from a Channels TV report

Source: News Express

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