Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central, has urged the federal government to declare bandits as federal public servants, saying that the government has failed to recognize them as terrorists.
Sani mentioned this on his Twitter account, mourning the bandit killings of Christian and Muslim worshippers in their homes.
He tweeted, “They [bandits] killed Muslim worshippers in their mosques in Niger and Katsina states; they killed Christians in their Churches in Kaduna State; if the government doesn’t want to declare them terrorists, it should declare them federal civil servants.”
According to reports, gunmen alleged to be bandits stormed the Baptist Church in Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, killing two people and kidnapping a number of others.
In response to the attack, Rev. Joseph Hayab, chairman of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said it was “another tragic incident of how terrible our insecurity has become.”
Hayab added, “Citizens are being killed like chickens with only press statements as consolation.
“These evil people have troubled us for too long.
“I express my condolences to the Baptist denomination’s and Kaduna Christians’ families for their loss, and I urge our security authorities to keep the fight against Nigerian terrorists aside from politics.” Nobody knows who the next target will be.”
Sani, who had earlier reacted to the incident in a tweet, called the suspension of telecommunication services in the North, which was intended to combat the bandits, “useless.”
“The terrorist attacks on the Baptist Church Kakau Daji, Kaduna State, yesterday, killing some worshippers and kidnapping dozens of others are tragic and unfortunate,” he stated. “Suspending telecommunications services in the north is useless.”