Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has said the current spate of insecurity in the country is not peculiar to Nigeria alone, saying it is a phenomenon that is afflicting the world.
He spoke on Sunday in Kano when the Vice President, Nnamdi Sambo paid him a sympathy visit following the attack on his convoy on January 19, 2013 for which he spent 38 days in London for medical checkup.
According to the monarch , all that was needed to overcome the problem of insurgency in the country was to seek divine intervention through prayer and fasting, while pointing out that God’s intervention in this conflict was inevitable The monarch described the attack on his convoy as an act of God, saying that it was for this reason that Nigerians, irrespective of faith, should unite in prayers for the intervention of the Almighty.
The monarch expressed optimism that the present security challenges in the country would one day come to an end as whatever had a beginning, must have an end. In his brief remark, the Vice President, Nnamdi Sambo expressed sympathy with the loyal father, saying he was in Kano to commiserate with the emirate council, including the Government and people of Kano State over the unfortunate incident.
He added that a number of measures had been put in place by President Goodluck Jonathan to bring an end to the present insurgency, adding that such steps were practical to deal with the situation at hand. Meanwhile, about three persons were killed in separate attacks that occurred in the ancient city of Kano on Sunday. Three other persons were equally injured as a result of the attacks by gunmen who rode on a tricycle to the point where they attacked their victims .
The first attack, according to witnesses, took place in Hotoro Quarters in the metropolitan area, where two persons were killed and three others injured. A second attack took place in Dakata area of the state, where one person lost his life in the gun attack. The spokesman for the Joint Security Task Force, Captain Ikedicje Iweha confirmed the attacks but said the details were still sketchy as they were yet to be briefed by security personnel drafted to the troubled spots. He, however, said the affected areas had been cordoned off by the security operatives.