Senator Shehu Sani has bemoaned the state of things in Nigeria, saying the whole of the country’s northern region is under siege.
Sani made this known while receiving some residents of some communities in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The senator, who noted that armed bandits had taken over northwest, added that north central was being terrorised by herdsmen. He also said that the northeast was being “ravaged” by insurgents.
He said, “Today the entire Northern Nigeria is under siege. In the North West it is the armed bandits, the North Central is experiencing Herdsmen attacks and the North East is ravaged by insurgents.
“In Kajuru, it is Muslims and Christians against one another, in Birnin Gwari it is banditry and kidnapping and along Kaduna Abuja Highway, it is kidnapping and raping.
“I have been visiting you regularly and this time you are in my residence. I have listened to your lamentation, tears, cries and appeals.
” I believe any conscious Nigerian is aware of what you are facing in Birnin Gwari. I must say the issue of Birnin Gwari reflects the fears and dangers we are facing in North West today. Kidnapping is what we used to hear of in Niger Delta. Today Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Niger and Zamfara States are under siege.”