News making rounds has it that senator Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central today disclosed that one of his personal aides was recently attacked by herdsmen along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. The Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North, however, did not provide further details on the alleged incident.
Don't forget this is the motorway that links the federal capital to the Kaduna international airport where Abuja-bound flights are being diverted due to the repair or reconstruction of the Abuja airport runway.
Sani made the disclosure at yesterday's plenary while contributing to a motion on the need for the reconstruction and dualization of the Markurdi-9th Mile Trunk “A” Federal Highway, sponsored by Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North).
“With all the security on that road, my own personal aide was attacked by herdsmen on that road," he said and lamented that issues such as bad roads only receive attention when the elite are affected. Sani added that the federal roads that link different states to each other, should be prioritized for upgrade and rehabilitation, by the federal government. With THISDAY