General Muhammed Sani Salleh (rtd), a Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, yesterday visited the scene of the Kaduna bomb blast that claimed at about 36 lives.
He stated that the terrorism Nigeria is currently experiencing can better be regarded as a war situation.
The Senator spoke to Leadership News yesterday when he visited the scene of the bomb blast.
According to Sen. Salleh,
“I am here to see things for myself and commiserate with those that lost their lives. This is my constituency quite all right but this is als o Nigeria because Kaduna is a small Nigeria. It is the cosmopolitan state, therefore I don’t see it as something that affected just my community but Nigeria as a whole and this is something that has been on for some time which federal might is not being used to address.
“So at a time like this, we call to the federal government to try to improve their capacity of the security agencies to respond more appropriately to this kind of situation. At a time like this, we have to reassess our response to security situation as we go along. I am aware that before Easter there was a massive security leakage because it was expected that something like this is likely to happen and certain measures were put in place; yet it happened.
“Now, the security agencies have to go back and do a post mortem and get to find out why it happened so that we can now improve on our response and capability.
“In my opinion, this is a war situation and, in a war situation, you use all the instrument of your national power to fight it. The military is the last instrument of national power usually used but, as it is now, this insurgency as we are experiencing in the country has threatened the sovereignty of our country, livelihood of our country; it threatened the economic well-being of our country and that is a vital interest.