Kaduna Central: Uba Sani hails military for swift intervention against bandits

… Renews call Police

The Senator representing Kaduna , Uba Sani has commended the army’s Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) team neutralizing bandits at Buruku in Chikun Local Government.

A media release signed by the lawmaker described the OPTS offensive in response to the distress call by the affected as “timely, decisive, a rare act of patriotism and display of professionalism”.

He explained that it was with “a deep sense of pride” that he welcomed the brave intervention of Operation Thunder Strike Troops working with with the One Division of the Army, adding that “it is indeed an act of gallantry which must be sustained the good of our ”.

He also warned that criminal elements must not be allowed to hold the to ransom.

“Over the past few months, there have been a disturbing increase in acts of in Chikun and other Local Government Areas within Kaduna Senatorial District. This poses significant security challenges and threatens stability, hampers socio-economic development and undermines democratic governance in Kaduna State” he pointed out, adding that the OPTS and One Division of the Army’s action “must be sustained for the good of the State”.

Senator Uba Sani, who is the Chairman Senate Committee Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions also said the increasing acts of brought to the fore, the need for State police: “This is the time to take a more look at the calls for State Police. Over-centralization of policing has worsened the insecurity challenges in the country and strengthened the hands of criminal non-state actors. Such elements have become lords over Nigeria’s ungoverned spaces, frightening, intimidating, humiliating and terrorizing our people. We must decentralize policing by empowering State Governors to become real Chief Security Officers. The chain of command can cascade down to the grassroots and effectively restore order and stability in our communities.

“This must be done without further delay. We must not continue to our people to their own devices. We must reassert the coercive apparatuses of state and rein in criminal elements and agents of destabilization. They undermine our people’s faith in democracy and must not be treated with kid gloves”, Senator Sani stressed.