The Federal Government has been called upon to ensure that the incidence of indiscriminate check points in Kano State, by security agents who are fighting against security threats in the state, are controlled.
Making this call on Tuesday was the former Governor of the state and a serving Senator, Alhaji Kabiru Gaya, who cautioned the Federal Government over the reckless manner it has deployed armed personnel to maintain security in the State.
The Senator warned that the people of Kano State are getting restless over the undeserved development which, according to him, may soon lead to mass revolt by the people.
“There are too many security checkpoints in Kano State and hardly could one drive for more than a kilometer before you are ordered out of your vehicle and thoroughly checked and this takes a lot of time of the people. If the development is not quickly reviewed, it would soon lead to mass revolt by the restless people of Kano State.”
Senator Gaya who represents Kano South Senatorial District, the largest in the country, with 16 Local Government Areas, told journalists whom he hosted to a dinner party at the Ibro Grand Hotel, Abuja on the Christmas eve, that Nigeria is degenerating into a state of helplessness because of what he described as ineffective leadership.
He frowned at a situation whereby Assistant Directors in the Federal Civil Service even refused to obey the summons of National Assembly members and warned that the country was gradually moving towards a revolution as predicted by former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
He Promised to introduce a Bill to ensure that resolutions of the National Assembly are respected in future, pointing out that he felt demoralized by the present shape of things. According to him,” there was no need for NASS to engage in carrying out investigations bordering on the conduct of persons in the polity, when those summoned would never honour the invitation”
The former governor then pleaded with the National Security Adviser (NSA) the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and the Kano State governor, to reduce the security checkpoints to a reasonable level “as it is creating havoc in Kano State”