Governor of Niger sympathizes with ex-governor of Kano for kidnapping of son and grandchildren

The Governor of the State of Niger, Abubakar Belloon Sunday, he commiserated with the former military governor of Kano and Benue states, Idris Garba, for the kidnapping of his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren on the Abuja-Kaduna train that was attacked by terrorists in March. Mr. Garba’s son, Abubakar, his daughter-in-law, Maryam Bobbo, and four of his grandchildren are still in captivity along with dozens of other captives. Bello, who was represented by Secretary of State Government (SSG) Ahmed Matane, visited the retired general at his residence in Kaduna, Lawal Tanko, the SSG office spokesman said in a statement. During the visit, the former military administrator denounced the insecurity in his home state of Niger, where terrorists have killed or kidnapped thousands of people. “The attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by the Bandits marks another sad moment in the fight against terrorism that we face in our beloved country, while a call is made to the families of Wazirin Lapai (Mr. Garba) and other families whose loved ones loved ones were kidnapped so that they have confidence in the government’s ability to do whatever is necessary to rescue their loved ones,” the governor said. The governor told Mr. Garba, who is also the chairman of the governing council of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, that he visited him on behalf of the people and government of Niger state to commiserate with him over the incident. ALSO READ: Kaduna train attack: Families raise alarm over hostage murder The governor assured the people of Niger that “my administration leaves no stone unturned to stop the security situation in the state, and emphasized that “it has ordered all security agencies to quickly rescue kidnapped people and, by the grace of God, they will be rescued.” “We are a responsible government and we will accelerate action to ensure the safety of all citizens at all times, while warning those involved in nefarious activities that the government will not tolerate any act of sabotage or indiscriminate abuse of privilege to endanger our fragile security. situation in the state,” he said. A family member, responding on behalf of the traumatized former governor, told the visitor that the harrowing incident was causing sleepless nights for the family. He urged the state government to do everything possible to rescue the kidnapped victims. Mr. Garba was Military Governor of Benue State from 1987 to 1988 and Governor of Kano State from 1989 to 1992. PREMIUM TIMES reported how gunmen attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and kidnapped several passengers. Nine passengers died during the attack. The gunmen released some of the hostages after they reportedly paid ransoms. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Governor of Niger sympathizes with ex-governor of Kano for kidnapping of son and grandchildren