Sani, who raised a point of order at the plenary session on Tuesday on the attacks on communities in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state, noted that hoodlums had taken over parts of the country.
Sani said, “Part of this country is controlled by the government and a part is controlled by gunmen. For how long will this continue? This systematic killing is becoming widespread.
“I am raising this issue to all the authorities that are concerned that there is a need to have a permanent military presence in this local government.
“Few days ago, Senator (Kabiru) Marafa raised an issue about Zamfara State. You know that Zamfara State and Kaduna State are neighbouring states. That place is virtually controlled by bandits and herdsmen and there is no presence of the government there.”
He expressed worry that the government could no longer guarantee the safety of lives and properties in the country.
“Every day, this country is becoming a theatre of war; you see bodies of victims killed, dismembered and shared on social media. There is nowhere in Africa today where you see these chilling and gory pictures being shared every day.
“It has got to a level that we lose the essence of what we are supposed to do as people in the positions of power.
“We are living in self-denial, a denial in the sense that those who are supposed to speak truth to power have taken an attitude of silence and many of them are burying themselves in politics,” he said.
In his remarks, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, said, “I want to appeal to those of us in government to step up our responsibilities and make sure that we protect our people. Once these things are happening, they are affecting us internationally in terms of public relations, direct investment and even the confidence of our people in the government will be eroded.”