Senator representing Kaduna Central District, Senator Shehu Sani appears to have reacted to a trending video of the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam El Rufai, in which the governor stated that it it is preferable to pay killers in order for them to stop killing.
The governor made the statement while being interviewed on Channels Television concerning the killings going on in Southern Kaduna where Churches and homes are being burnt with many claiming it is an ethnic cleansing.
Watch video below.
What the hell has Elrufai just said? Ohhhhh my God! pic.twitter.com/H6m2mIFiFq
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) April 12, 2018
According to Shehu Sani, ”any Governor of a state operating the policy of Conditional Cash transfer to Killer Herdsmen is their patron.And he must be seen and treated as a national security risk.
”The roots of Herdsmen mass murder and kidnappings in other parts of Nigeria is in the policy of ‘Paying Fulani Herdsmen’ by some Governors.They appeased a monster with public funds and now the monster is going door to door;Sahel,Savanna and mangrove forests”.
The senator further tweeted that the killings going on in the state is suppressed so as to prevent the state government from facing embarrassment.
”The mass killings & kidnappings going on in parts of Kaduna state is systematically suppressed in order not to embarrass d state & the FG .Poor people kept burying their dead with tears & others paying heavy ransom to Herdsmen.The victims r expected to praise Govt for ‘trying”, he said.
He also mentioned how Kaduna is unsafe as other states being plagued by the killer herdsmen.
”Kaduna state is as unsafe as Benue,Zamfara and Taraba states.Birnin Gwari bothering Zamfara and Niger state is controlled by heavily armed bandits or Herdsmen who are killing both soldiers and civilians.Kidnaping & killing is a daily occurrence.Anything short of this is a lie”, he said.