Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the recent abduction of school children in Kebbi, saying it is not a good sign for security in the northwest.
El-Rufai stated this during a visit to Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi governor, on Thursday.
Speaking in Kebbi, el-Rufai expressed sadness over the attack, and called for urgent action to address insecurity in the region.
“We were very happy that the challenges of banditry and kidnapping that plagued Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and even Kaduna did not affect Kebbi.
“Kebbi was an island of peace in a sea of banditry. The recent development is disturbing. It portends a serious danger to security in the northwest region.
“Kebbi has become the centre of rice production in the country. Rice is eaten by many Nigerians. This is another reason this development is disturbing.
“As a state government, there is a limit to what we can do. We have no full control over the army, the police or the air force,” he said.
“The security agencies have been doing their best. We all need to do more. We all have to play our roles in the circumstances we find ourselves.”
via: Information Nigeria