Why Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road remains unsafe
extent he had gone in that regard.
“You gave us this mandate and we will not fail. I heard your complaints regarding security. Like you know, we are working hard with the security agencies and by the special grace of God, we will see the end of this.
“Aside the military and police action in Birnin Gwari, which we are collaborating with the security agencies, the state government supports the local governments with funds to strengthen security of life and property. I noted your complaints and we will continue to do all that is necessary to beef up security,” he said.
However, people are still worried about the route as it appears attacks usually subsided when the attention of the authorities is drawn to it but recommence after a while.
There are also suspicions that it might be the same set of gangs terrorising the route as the modus operandi of each operation appears to be the same.
Since the route became dangerous, the police have stepped-up patrol on the route which has helped to save travellers on many occasions.
In a case involving two female students and their male lecturer, they were abducted but the vehicle they were travelling in was recovered by the police while they were being held until they were released.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Kaduna State, ASP Mukhtar Husseini Aliyu, however, said the police were on patrol on the road and attributed the success in cracking some of the cases to the efforts of his men.
In the Sunday incident in which the army captain was killed, he said a police patrol team arrived the scene on time and gave the robbers a chase but that the robbers managed to escape.
Unfortunately however, cases of abduction and armed robbery along the road have continued due to absence of security personnel and the influx of armed bandits escaping military operation in Zamfara State.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State
Kaduna State CP, Agyole Abeh