Residents of Birnin-Gwari Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State have expressed deep concern over the safety challenges within the space in recent times.
They noticed that the insecurity scenario has grossly affected their regular lifestyle and is having a detrimental toll on their livelihoods.
A resident of Buruku neighborhood, Alhaji Shuaibu Isah, defined that the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari expressway that was once a beehive of actions was now a ghost of itself.
He mentioned automobiles conveying passengers and items from the northern to the Southern a part of the nation normally handed by means of that route and usually stopped at a number of the communities to make purchases, which elevated revenue incomes of the locals.
In line with him, “Right this moment, with insecurity within the space, the street is abandoned as solely few automobiles ply the street as a result of actions of males of the underworld.
“As l am chatting with you, this has grow to be historical past because the route has grow to be a ghost of itself resulting from actions of bandits and kidnappers.”
Additionally narrating her expertise, Hajiya Maimuna Musa, of Idawa neighborhood, famous that residents have been pressured emigrate to different cities, abandoning their farmlands to the criminals.
She narrated that two days in the past, her nephew was killed alongside the route when bandits opened hearth on their automobile.
In line with a driver, Murtala Yaro, the hoodlums shattered his automobile with bullets. He thanked the Almighty that none of his passengers was injured.
A youth chief who sought anonymity, defined that “it’s only main cities alongside the Kaduna – Birnin-Gwari street that you just nonetheless discover main actions occurring.
” All the encompassing villages are abandoned thereby affecting farming which is the most important occupation of the folks.”
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, when contacted, defined that the Command has simply deployed a staff of policemen manufactured from Mopol, Anti-kidnapping, and traditional policemen to spice up safety within the space.
He assured that he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, (DPOs), to work in synergy with the particular job drive deployed to the realm.
He gave the peace of mind that Birnin-Gwari route would quickly be a secure passage for security of lives and restoration of enterprise actions.