A Former Member of the House Of Representatives, Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung, said Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State needs help and support to navigate the overwhelming security situation in the State.
Barr. Katung, who was a Deputy Governorship candidate in the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Kaduna under the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) stated this in a press statement he personally signed and issued to Journalists in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him it is obvious that the Government of Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai in Kaduna state needs help and support to navigate the already overwhelming security situation, while urging el-Rufai to see help as a sign of strength and not weakness.
Katung explained that abductions and killing of innocent citizens across communities have become a regular feature, stressing, “even the lives of our children and young adults who go to school to seek education have been cheapened,” he said.
” It is almost 50 days since students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization were abducted. As though that isn’t hard enough, students of Greenfield University were ferried off by Kidnappers, six of whom have been killed including a staff of the university.
” Dr Zakariah Dogo Yaro, two nurses of the General Hospital Idon and over 60 people from Kajuru local government are among the many that are now trapped in the enclave of terrorist bandits.
Adding,” Thousands of citizens have in the same vein been forced to flee their farms, giving rise to a monumental humanitarian crises, with increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the State.
The Philanthropist maintained that the present trend poses an existential threat to all Nigerians while appealing to the Governor of the State to explore all options to bring the students and other kidnapped victims to safety.
” I also crave the indulgence of the government to rally all human and security assets that will not only assist in the safe rescue of all kidnapped victims, but forestall a future occurrence,” He added.
The rookie politician warned that this is not the time for playing politics when human lives are involved, adding those in leadership position today made ridiculous statements against the previous administration while seeking for power, but they cannot afford to pursue the same path that has only led to a dead end. Hence, the only reasonable and honourable thing to do is to jettison political cleavages and support this administration in fighting and surmounting the evil.” Katung appealed.
He further called Non-Governmental Organizations, private companies and good spirited individuals to assist the State in providing relief materials to victims of these banditry who are currently living in different IDP camps across the State.