National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu says Nigerians must collaborate and share ideas in the fight against banditry and terrorism for the progress of the country.
He stated this when he visited Governor Nasiru Elrufai at government house Kaduna.
Tinubu said he was in Kaduna with his entourage to sympathize with government and the people of the state over the recent attack of Abuja – Kaduna train.
He called for the deployment of technology in the fight against terrorism, described banditry and terrorism as a major setback to the economy of the country.
He said he is in support of Governor Elrufai’s call for government to do everything possible to stem insecurity.
He also donated fifty million naira to assist in rehabilitating and catering for the wellbeing of the victims and
urged Nigerians to contribute to the welfare of the victims.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu encouraged the state Government to stand strong in defeating the bandits, saying that, the security agencies must at the moment intensify effort to quickly rescue those still in captivity.
Responding, Governor Nasiru El-Rufai expressed appreciation to Tinubu for cancelling his 70th anniversary colloquium as a mark of honour for the victims of the train attack.
“This gesture by Asiwaju is a show of powerful leadership, empathy and concern for the lives and property of Nigerians.:”
“” It’s unprecedented in our history in Nigeria. The government and people of Kaduna state will never forget this gesture. “
“We are very grateful to you for service, sacrifice and commitment to the unity and that of our country. We appreciate your call for people to contribute to enabke us rehabilitate the victims of this tragedy.” ElRufai stated
A minute silence was observed in respect of those who died during the incident.
The APC National Leader also visited St. Gerard Catholic Hospital, Kaduna to commiserate with the victims of the attack who were hospitalised including the staff of the hospital, a doctor, who was killed by the bandits.
He also visited the resident of a renowned Islamic Scholar Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi in Kaduna.
Reporting by Aminu Dalhatu; Editing by Tina Oyinsan