Former Kaduna lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has berated the Muhammadu Buhari government over the continuous killing and abduction of innocent Nigerians by bandits.
Naija News had reported that suspected bandits kidnapped seven and killed eighteen worshippers during an invasion of a mosque in Mazukaka village, Niger State.
The gunmen invaded the worship centre located in Mashegu Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Monday when the worshippers were observing early morning prayers.
According to a resident of the area, the attackers stormed the community on motorcycles and went straight to the mosque, before shooting the worshippers at closed range.
But in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Sani stated that the shutting down of telecommunication services in the North West has become ineffective.
The lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate asserted that the Federal Government has run out of ideas in tackling banditry in the North West.
He wrote: “The suspension of telecom services has not prevented the massacre of 18 worshippers in a mosque in Niger state by terrorists.Same with the 40 killed in Sokoto last week.Those who should provide leadership have run out of ideas.”
Kukah noted that religious identity remains a very troubling identity that can ignite passion.
The cleric cautioned that we have to get to a stage at which religion doesn’t just become a weapon, a stick for flogging one another when it can be avoided.
Kukah stated this while speaking at the 61st Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday.
He further stated that the spate of insecurity challenges in the country would have been avoided if things were done differently.