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Aisha Yesufu, Nigerians Slam Buhari, Elrufai As Bandits Kidnap Commuters On Abuja-Kaduna Road

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President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai have come under attack over the latest abduction of travelers by bandits on Abuja-Kaduna highway.

In a viral video on Monday, passengers were heard shouting for help as bandits attacked commuters along Abuja-Kaduna way.

The Kaduna State government confirmed that scores of travelers were kidnapped but eleven of them were rescued.

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Reacting, Aisha Yesufu, popular activist took to her Twitter page, calling on the National Assembly to impeach Buhari.

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Her tweets read: “ Since I heard this news of the attack and killings on Abuja-Kaduna expressway, I have not been able to do anything and I have so many deadlines to meet!

“This is one of the reasons I do not read Newspapers nor watch the News on TV. I empathise and have survivor’s guilt. People kidnapped and killed and there is silence! Buhari should be dragged out of the villa!

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“What is the National Assembly doing? Impeach Buhari! The Northern people will thank you for it! They are sick and tired of the heartless and soulless posing as Commander-in-chief!”

Meanwhile, other Nigerians have taken to social media, demanding a solution to the constant kidnapping and attacks by bandits on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

They demanded that the government should swing into action to perform its primary responsibility to secure the lives of Nigerians.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST:

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@Integrity56 “ Attacks on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway have continued unchecked, Buhari has ceded many areas of this Country to terrorists, several communities in Niger State are controlled by terrorists. Sentiments aside, Buhari is not fit to be President.”

@FrancisAdeboye “ El-Rufai should never be exonerated from the blatant failure in ensuring security of lives & property on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.”

@Abajan “The innocent man killed yesterday on Kaduna-Abuja expressway and a lot being kidnapped will never see Justice by the Government of Federation. You see why Nigeria is a jungle?”

@Skwash “Kaduna-Abuja Expressway is the new safe haven for bandits and kidnappers yet this Government has failed to address this issue. Their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizens, apparently is the least of their concerns. Who did we offend?

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@Otunba_Ayomide1 “What is stopping the Nigerian government from taking decisive action on that kaduna-abuja expressway? That road has been the den for bandits for years now but the government keeps allowing terrorists to kill and kidnap people.”

@_MrSufy “Government isn’t putting enough effort to tackle the kidnapping incident happening along Abuja-Kaduna expressway. It’s scary to travel on the road these days.”

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@Retson, “The INSECURITY ECONOMY on that Kaduna Abuja Expressway is Lucrative. That is really sad, because You would expect that it would be a matter of urgency for this administration to ensure we secure that route knowing the frequency of attacks and the proximity to the FCT.”

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@Emmy, “Abuja-Kaduna expressway, hardly would you see checkpoints. But going to all Eastern parts of Nigeria, Buhari deployed soldiers, police to harass and kill innocent citizens. It’s high time Buhari needs to be dragged out of the Villa.”

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EndSARS: No Peace Without Justice, Eedris Abdulkareem To Sanwo-Olu

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Nigerian Music legend, Eedris Abdulkareem has condemned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his invitation for a peace walk in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu, in a speech on Tuesday on the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020, said he will be leading a Walk for Peace in December to herald the “healing of our land”.

“Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me,” he said.

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He specifically extended invitations to Falana, Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”

Falz and Mr Macaroni have since rejected the invitation as they demanded justice of those allegedly killed during the EndSARS protest before peace can be restored.

Eedris, taking to his Instagram page described the invitation for the walk of peace as being dead on arrival.

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According to him, no amount of walking can get Nigeria to the destination of peace without the route of justice.

His post read, “Dead On Arrival; No amount of walking can get us to the destination of peace without taking the honourable route of justice.

“Sanwo-Olu your walk of peace is dead on arrival.”

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BREAKING: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Soludo’s Disqualification As Anambra Governor-elect

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governor-elect of Anambra State.

Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo, in a judgment, described the suit as frivolous, irritating, and lacking in merit.

The judge awarded a punitive cost of N2 million against the two plaintiffs to be paid to Soludo and his deputy, Ibezim.

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‘Why We Will Allow ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists To Go Scot-free’—Borno Gov

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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has said the state government will not prosecute ‘repentant’ Boko Haram insurgents.

While presenting the 2022 budget at the State House Of Assembly on Tuesday, Zulum said terrorists will not be encouraged to eschew violence if they see ‘repentant’ ones being prosecuted.

Addressing the House of Assembly, the governor said, “Mr. Speaker, honourable members, we need Allah’s guidance and the utmost wisdom to work for an end to the crisis facing our dear state.

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“Prosecuting all the criminals (insurgents) would have been most appropriate but if we insist on it, we would discourage others out there that are willing to lay down their arms.

“The terrorists’ ranks could swell and our innocent fellow citizens, particularly those in local government areas, could become more vulnerable to attacks and abductions.”

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Noting that the exercise to de-radicalise terrorists is being handled by security forces, Zulum said the initiative does not give terrorists the freedom to kill and immediately seek pardon.

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He said none of the ‘repentant’ terrorists had been reintegrated into society yet, adding that terrorists willing to surrender must immediately “stop further attacks on civilians, security agents and facilities”.

 

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