The lawmaker representing Kaduna South Senatorial district, Danjuma La’ah has expressed sadness over the security challenges in the region.
Senator La’ah on Monday disclosed that he usually shed tears whenever he presents a motion on banditry attacks in his constituency on the floor of the Upper Chamber.
He further stated that some lawmakers in the Senate felt the bandit attacks in Kaduna is limited to the Southern Kaduna alone.
La’ah, while speaking on the attack, recalled how he told his colleagues that one day they will also encounter security challenges he keeps talking about.
He said, “I have wept times without number, but I knew time shall come and time has come because while I was weeping in the chamber when presenting motions on banditry in Southern Kaduna, I said that one day somehow, that these things will affect every one of us.
“Because we were thinking that it was just meant for Southern Kaduna, but tell me which state in this country has not been affected by bandits?
“Bandits don’t have friends, they don’t know tribes; they don’t know religion. Whoever, you are and they found you, it’s about money.”
He added that after he presented a motion on insecurity in Southern Kaduna several times, he stopped talking, stating that if he continued based on what he knew, “heads would roll and the world will turn upside down. So, I should allow the sleeping dog lies.”
He charged people who raised the terrorists to come and drive them away.
He added, “All these things are not new. Bandits, Boko Haram and insurgents and my motion has all along not been changed from what it is. We can only pray. Those that raised them over there should be the same people that will come and drive them out of this place.”
Senator La’ah while speaking on the constitution amendment, said the Senate leadership intentionally refused him to be a member of the Constitution Review Committee chaired by the Deputy in Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, because they considered him too stubborn to be there.
He said, “I am not a member of the Constitution Review Committee. When the members were sent to the Constitution Review Committee, they didn’t want those of us they consider too stubborn to be there.
“What else will I say? I will not say what I don’t know. It’s good that people accuse me, if they don’t, then I am not a Senator because what affects one Senator affects all.”