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Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday said only God can guarantee the safety of travellers on the Abuja – Kaduna road where bandits and kidnappers have held sway in recent times
The Governor who was fielding questions from State House Correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday however assured that government was doing all it can to secure lives and properties on the road.
The Governor who was reacting to claims that the road is the “ most dangerous highway in Africa by the Nigerian Senate, stated that “ If you believe everything that comes out of the Nigerian Senate, then, you will have serious mental health problems.”
According to him, “ There are things that are said there that are just for the gallery, for the media. I dint know what statistics that were used to determine that the Kaduna-Abuja road is the most dangerous anywhere.
“I like facts, I like using figures. I wish the people that said that would use figures. But I am saying that no matter what anyone said, last week, I am assuring Nigerians that the Kaduna -Abuja road is quite safe now and would be so long as the initiates put in place by the various security agencies, details of which I am not willing to disclose”
Despite Governor El-Rufai’s claims however, the road has remained a death trap as many passengers continue to dread the activities of the dare devil kidnappers
“Only God can guarantee total safty. But I am saying as the governor of the state based on the security measures put in place, I am confident that the road is safe and I drive on that road”
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