BUHARI LAMENTS SECURITY THREAT TO KANO
THE Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) presidential candidate in 2011 presidential election, Major-Genaral Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has lamented the security challenges facing the ancient city of Kano which he said has had a devastating effect on the North and neighbouring countries which solely depend on Kano for commercial activities.
This is just as the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said it is the responsibility of leaders to come together and see how best to find a lasting solution to the security challenges facing the country.
According to General Buhari everybody knows Kano not only in Nigeria but throughout the World as the centre of commerce and industries, saying it is pathetic and sad that Kano is only living in its shadow now.
Gen. Buhari who made the assertion yesterday said he was in Kano for two things, to sympatise with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero and the state government over last January 20, 2012 attacks which claimed many lives.
“Am here to open our new office in the state capital, after several legal battles fought by the CPC which we won,” Gen Buhari said.
Gen. Buhari who disclosed that it is on record that over 200 articulated vehicles leave Kano everyday to Maiduguri and there in Maiduguri, traders from Cameroon, Chad, Niger Republic would wait to receive their goods from Kano, now that situation has virtually gone because of the security threat rocking Kano and other Northern states of the country,” he said.
He then queried, “how many Nigerians because of this dastardly act are now forced and pushed into poverty, since it was no longer business as usual in Kano?
Gen. Buhari said that, “His Excellency with you at the centre, we believed you would do all you can to bring back the lost glory of Kano and make sure that the situation is reversed as soon as possible.”
In his response, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso commended Gen Buhari for visiting him despite political differences.
His words: “what the able General has done was expected from all politicians, because being in different political parties does not mean we must be enemies to each other nor a licence to fight each other.
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