A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, donated the sum of N50 million to victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
This was after he arrived in Kaduna to meet with Governor Nasir El-Rufai and commiserate with the state government and people of the state over the recent train attack by terrorists locally known as bandits.
The former governor of Lagos was accompanied by former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima and was received by Governor El-Rufai and Senators Uba Sani and Suleiman Abdu-Kwri at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the Kaduna State seat of power.
A statement shared on the Facebook page of Tinubu Support Group said others on his entourage include the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Senator Abu Ibrahim.
The statement read in part, “Mr Tinubu described the train attack as a national disaster.
“According to him everybody should be concerned about the attacks going on in Kaduna state which have claimed hundreds of lives and properties in recent times.
“He added that killings by bandits is no longer acceptable and must stop.
“Mr Tinubu urged Governor El-Rufai not to be deterred by the unfortunate incidents but to continue delivering good governance
“He also appealed to well-to-do Nigerians to support the Kaduna state government in addressing the humanitarian crises created by bandits attacks.
“In response, Governor El-Rufai thanked Tinubu for showing solidarity with the people of Kaduna State over the recent attack by cancelling his 70th birthday colloquium in honour of those killed.
“He also thanked Tinubu for his commitment to the unity and development of Nigeria.
“El-Rufai said he is aware of Tinubu’s presidential ambition, adding that Nigeria is presently at a cross-road, and must take difficult decisions to get the right leaders.”