Aisha Yesufu, Nigerians lambast Buhari, El-Rufai as bandits kidnap travellers on Abuja-Kaduna road

Buhari and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, have been chastised for the recent bandit kidnappings on the Abuja-Kaduna route.

On Monday, passengers were recorded screaming for help when bandits ambushed travellers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway in a viral video.

Scores of travelers were abducted, according to the Kaduna State administration, but eleven of them were rescued.

In response, Aisha Yesufu, a well-known activist, resorted to Twitter to demand that Buhari be impeached by the National Assembly.

Her tweets read: “ Since I heard this news of the attack and killings on Abuja-Kaduna expressway, I have not been able to do anything and I have so many deadlines to meet!

“This is one of the reasons I do not read Newspapers nor watch the News on TV. I empathise and have survivor’s guilt. People kidnapped and killed and there is silence! Buhari should be dragged out of the villa!

“What is the National Assembly doing? Impeach Buhari! The Northern people will thank you for it! They are sick and tired of the heartless and soulless posing as Commander-in-chief!”

Here are some comments by Nigerians on social media.

@Integrity56 “ Attacks on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway have continued unchecked, Buhari has ceded many areas of this Country to terrorists, several communities in Niger State are controlled by terrorists. Sentiments aside, Buhari is not fit to be President.”

@FrancisAdeboye “ El-Rufai should never be exonerated from the blatant failure in ensuring security of lives & property on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.”

@Abajan “ The innocent man killed yesterday on Kaduna-Abuja expressway and a lot being kidnapped will never see Justice by the Government of Federation. You see why Nigeria is a jungle?”

@Skwash “ Kaduna-Abuja Expressway is the new safe haven for bandits and kidnappers yet this Government has failed to address this issue. Their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizens, apparently is the least of their concerns. Who did we offend?

@Otunba_Ayomide1 “What is stopping the Nigerian government from taking decisive action on that kaduna-abuja expressway? That road has been the den for bandits for years now but the government keeps allowing terrorists to kill and kidnap people.”

@_MrSufy “Government isn’t putting enough effort to tackle the kidnapping incident happening along Abuja-Kaduna expressway. It’s scary to travel on the road these days.”

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