Kano Bombing: Senate Warns Of Military Takeover
As the death toll in Kano bombings continue to rise, one of the Senators representing Kano State, Kabiru Gaya has warned of a military takeover of government if solutions are not quickly found to the bloody terrorism ongoing in Nigeria.
He disclosed this while contributing at Wednesday’s Senate plenary on matters of urgent national importance.
Senator Gaya, a former Governor of Kano State said Nigeria has gradually become a failed state.
He notes how school teachers and kids in Kano no longer attend schools, like their Borno state counterparts, for fear of being bombed by Boko haram.
Warning of dire consequences if solutions are not found to the intimidating bombings and terror attacks on Nigerians, the Senator feared that the country may drift apart.
Uche Chukwumerije, who jointly moved the motion with Senator Gaya, claimed that about 100 to 120 persons had been confirmed dead in the Kano blast.
TheSsenate asked the executive arm of government to diversify its approach to tackling the problem of insecurity in the country.
Raising a point of order in the chamber, Senator Chukwumerije condemned Mondayâ€™s bomb attack on a motor park in Kano pointing out that 80 per cent of the victims were from a particular part of the country.
He also expressed concern over what he termed the perceived indifference of Kano state government to Mondayâ€™s bombing of the motor park.
He said it was sad that more than 24 hours after the destruction, the Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, had not seen it fit to pay a visit to the motor park.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, condemned the attack and asked the executive to effectively tackle the insecurity challenges in the country.