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Kaduna train attack: Bombard terrorist enclaves, Senate urges military

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The Nigerian Senate has, on Tuesday, called on the Army and Air Force to, “as a matter of urgency,” go after terrorists and bombard their enclaves across the country so as to restore peace and stability in the country.

The call is contained in a press statement signed by the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate President, Dr Ezrel Tabiowo.

According to the statement, the call came amid resolutions reached “following a point of order raised on ‘the continuing attacks on communities and public facilities in Kaduna State.’”

Raising the point of order, Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central) expressed worries that terrorists have stepped up attacks on communities and public facilities in Kaduna State in recent times.

The statement quoted Sani as saying, “the latest attacks by these murderous elements took place in some communities in the Giwa Local Government Area, namely Angwan Sarki Yahya, Tashar Shari, Bare-Bari, Tsaunin Natal, Dillalai, Durumi and Jatin Kanwa, all on Yakawada Ward.

“Other places affected include Kaya community, Mai kyauro and Fatika. They killed 50 persons and kidnapped over 100 people. They also made strategic roads in the Giwa Local Government Area no-go areas.

“Not done with their devilish acts, they made an attempt to penetrate the Kaduna International Airport.

“Although the attack was foiled by vigilant security operatives, one person lost his life. When people were trying to come to grips with a week-long wanton destruction of lives and property, the terrorists struck again.”

Sani the terrorist attack on a Kaduna-bound train carrying over 970 passengers around Kateri – Rijana axis in Kaduna, just a few kilometers to the Rigasa Train Station in the Igabi Local Government Area of the State.

“The train derailed after the first wave of attacks. Grenades and RPG were used. They rained bullets on all the coaches. Some passengers were killed, while many sustained bullet wounds.

“There are reports that some of the passengers were abducted. The terrified passengers only breathed a sigh of relief when security agencies arrived and secured the train and the area. It’s been a reign of undiluted terror”, the Senator said.

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